Here is my conspiracy theory about MLS and Philadelphia: I think the NFL likes to have the Los Angeles market without a team so they can use it as a threat to cities whose teams aren't ponying up for new stadiums. The teams can say, "Give us a new stadium or we're moving to LA." I think MLS is doing the same thing with Philadelphia. They want all their teams to have an sss or there is the unstated, veiled threat of moving them to Philadelphia. As far as I know, no team has actually made this threat, but people understand that Philadelphia is the obvious choice for a team, either by expansion or relocation, and so as long as they keep us without a team, there is this possibility that other teams will move here unless the league gets what it wants from municipalities. This is all unsubstantiated, by the way, just my opinion.