Good luck to Cooper and company. The irony of the whole KC-StL MLS "rivalry" is that most educated guesses point to KC shifting to the West Conf to allow both StL AND Philly to get in at the same time. KC has been described as having a more western feel to it and it is closer to Houston and Dallas while that StL-Chicago "animosity" has real roots. There is NO WAY that MLS will choose Seattle and their NFL size stadium over the Collinsville and Chester (Philly) plans IF both get approved by December. It would destroy any and all credibility/leverage Garber has with communities/ownership groups seeking to join the league. Letting San Jose in without a signed/sealed/delivered plan (although it does appear on track) should be left as a one-shot good faith deal since they had a team previously and MLS loves the Bay area, and to balance the conferences. In fact, if this plays out, going forward I cannot see ANY SITUATION where MLS should allow a new team to play in an NFL stadium for more than half a season. With 16 teams, Garber's original vision is complete, to grow the league and then let it flourish. Seattle/Portland/Vancouver/Montreal/NYC will just have to follow the lead and make it so they enter the league ready to roll from day one. Speaking of rivalries, it would be cool if one year two of the three PNW teams got in at the same time, say Portland AND Seattle. Then KC could switch back to the east.