Detroit MLS Expansion Megathread

Discussion in 'Detroit' started by bradd, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. bradd

    bradd Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Motor City Supporters are the supporters group working with the owners of the Silverdome to bring MLS to Detroit.

    Our world cup viewing parties were the largest in Metro Detroit and our weekly pick up games across the city are getting very large.

    Please join our mailing list at http://www.motorcitysupporters.com and join the movement and help to make this dream a reality.

    Some additional links for you:

    http://www.facebook.com/motorcitysupporters
    Twitter: @mcsdetroit
     
  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just out of curiosity, how many "members" are there in MCS? Any plans to take a decent sized group to the MLS Cup in Toronto?
     
  3. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Miami
    Club:
    Miami FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Damn I just realized how close yu guy are to Colombus and New york... That could be a better rivalry than seattle, Vancouver, and Portalnd.. NY, COl, Det are so close the rivalries would be ridiculous...

    I hope Detroit can get an expansion team soon.. Good Luck Detroit, im rooting for you!!
     
  4. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think you mean Columbus, Chicago, and Toronto. 4-5 hour drive to all of those cities.
     
  5. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry for the double posting, but these really do belong in here.

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  6. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No apology necessary. Those are sweet, and you should be very proud of them.
     
  7. BrodieQPR

    BrodieQPR Member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Michigan
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've never heard Detroit described as close to New York... Columbus, Toronto and Chicago would be our big rivals.
     
  8. bradd

    bradd Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have over 1,000 people on our mailing lists. Our World Cup viewing parties were (as far as I can tell) the largest in Metro Detroit with between 400 and 500 people at the Claddaghs for the 2 weekend games and the final.

    Our weekly pickup games average between 50 and 80+ people during the week depending on the city. Troy has been averaging 80+ while the other two cities, Livonia and Novi I believe are over 50.

    Our FIFA Tournaments and Claddagh are pulling several hundred people as well.
     
  9. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice. Hopefully the Greek works out for you guys.
     
  10. bradd

    bradd Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Footsatt

    Footsatt Member+

    Apr 8, 2008
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
  13. Flex Buffchest

    Jan 25, 2010
    Orange County, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It seems like a Detroit MLS team could be a very real possibility. MLS facebook and the official website keep bringing up topics about a possible MLS team in Detroit and what the fans think.
     
  14. atkruz789

    atkruz789 Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am optimistic but careful, remember the buildup the St. Louis fans had...they were supposed to be the next team for years running.
     
  15. bradd

    bradd Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our advantage though is in our strong (potential) ownership team.
     
  16. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    Considering the troubles Jeff Cooper is facing with his AC St. Louis squad, I'd say Detroit has moved ahead of St. Louis as the number one candidate for MLS expansion in the U.S. Midwest right now.
     
  17. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But, the same question remains about this bid that cuttled the St. Louis one: How much cash can be thrown on the table? IMHO, MLS Detroit depends entirely on the answer to that question.
     
  18. blazindw

    blazindw Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IMHO, it'll take an expansion fee of $50 million plus a renovated Dome (conservatively around $200 million). Maybe TSE will align with Duggan to provide even more firepower in their bid, with the Bucks staying at USA and being the developmental team for the MLS club.
     
  19. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will take more than the franchise fee, as St. Louis demonstrated. Cooper had the franchise fee and a shovel-ready stadium deal, and still got turned down (rightly so, as subsequent events have demonstrated).

    MLS wants to avoid another Horowitz/Miami situation at all costs, and needs to be convinced that enough money is there to absorb both big start-up costs and multi-million dollar losses. The last thing that they, or we as fans, want is TSE having to launch the team on the cheap, let alone run it that way.
     
  20. blazindw

    blazindw Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agree with ya on that. It's good that TSE is mounting their offensive now. Right now they're the only prospective owners making any noise. While MLS wants #20 to be in NYC, we're showing that MLS can't giftwrap it to NYC just yet.
     
  21. New_York_Cosmos

    New_York_Cosmos Red Card

    Nov 10, 2010
    Monza
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    would be great to have the Express back
     
  22. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I grew up loving the Detroit Express and Trevor Francis. Would love to see them return!:)
     
  23. Aztattooedsean777

    Aztattooedsean777 Tattooed Football Fanatic

    Liverpool FC
    Netherlands
    Feb 15, 2009
    Chandler, Arizona
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands

    one more added in me. I grew up my first 18 years in Michigan and I loved rooting for the Express! Most of my family still live back in Michigan. I would love to tell them that on family visits, we are going to be going to some big league soccer action yet again!!:cool:
     
  24. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since this thread just popped up in my watchlist, MCS going to have a presence at the MLS Cup?
     
  25. opal347

    opal347 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 18, 2005
    Clinton Twp, MI
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a group, we are not, but we do have individuals attending the MLS Cup (should let them know to bring their MCS scarves to the events)
     

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