eventual 16-team league

Discussion in 'MLS: Expansion' started by dfffd61, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. dfffd61

    dfffd61 New Member

    May 30, 2005
    Lubbock
    This is my idea for a 16-team MLS by 2009 (Where I think they should play, at least temporarily)

    West
    CA Houston Eagles (Either Renovated Delmar, or retrofitted Dome)
    CD Chivas USA (Renovated Titan Stadium - Fullerton, CA)
    Colorado Rapids (Commerce should be open by then)
    FC Dallas (Pizza Hut Park)
    Kansas City Wizards (Johnson Co., there is no place besides Arrowhead)
    Los Angeles Galaxy (HDC)
    Real Salt Lake (Should have a SSS built by then)
    San Jose Earthquakes (Rebuilt Spartan Stadium)

    East
    Chicago Fire (Bank of Bridgeview?)
    Columbus Crew (CCS)
    D.C. United (Poplar Point, or renovated/retrofitted RFK)
    Miami Fusion (back in Lockhart)
    Milwaukee Warriors (New Stadium)
    New England Revolution (renovated Nickerson Field)
    New York Metro (Renovated Mitchel)
    Rochester Sentinels(PTP)

    I know you guys aren't fans of playing at some of these places, but I still think a renovated stadium for a lot of these teams could work really well. With the Angels abandoning Anaheim (in name only) Chivas could market themselves as "Orange County's home team" if they played at Titan. I also think that New England would draw better in Boston as opposed to Foxboro.
    As far as New York is concerned, anything beats Giants Stadium, right?
     
  2. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    West:

    Los Angeles
    Chivas
    Salt Lake City
    Colorado
    Dallas
    Houston
    Milwaukee
    Portland


    East:

    D.C.
    Columbus
    KC
    Chicago
    New England
    Metrostars
    Toronto
    Rochester
     
  3. tkgunn

    tkgunn Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NJ
    scratch Toronto for Philly and Portland for Seattle and that is what I would like to see.
     
  4. dirtynine

    dirtynine Member

    May 4, 2002
    Boston
    Club:
    Brighton & Hove Albion FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you can't put chicago and milwaukee in different divisions
     
  5. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Seattle isn't ready for MLS yet (which is painful to say considering that I'm moving up there next year). Portland DEFINITELY has what it takes to support an MLS team...we just need to have a quality investor up there.

    I'd love to have Philly, but not at the expense of Toronto. Philly can come into the league in 2011...AFTER Toronto ;)
     
  6. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    16 Teams

    West -
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Kansas City Wizards
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Dallas Bulls
    Colorado Rapids
    Salt Lake City Royals
    California Goats
    Houston Eagles

    East -
    DC United
    Chicago Fire
    Columbus Crew
    New England Revolution
    New Jersey MetroStars
    Rochester Rhinos
    Milwaukee (can't think of a good name for them yet? ideas?)
    Philadelphia Independence
     
  7. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Straight from BASEketball...the Milwaukee Beers.
     
  8. bhlightnr

    bhlightnr New Member

    Jun 18, 2005
    Pasadena
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How about the Milwaukee Lites :D
     
  9. tkgunn

    tkgunn Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NJ


    See this is exactly what I would rather see Philly over Toronto. Not because I think that Philly can support a team better than Toronto because I dont know, no one does for sure. But because of the location, the rivarly's it would create would benefit the league. Not to mention the extra fans that would go to the Philly home games for Metrostars, D.C. and possible NYC expansion team fans.
     
  10. drew_VT_6

    drew_VT_6 Member

    Feb 22, 2000
    Orange County, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Milwaukee Beasts
     
  11. dfffd61

    dfffd61 New Member

    May 30, 2005
    Lubbock
    I tried to pick places with a stadium ready or near-ready, or with plans to build one, and not just the places I want to get one. That's why there's no Philadelphia and no Seattle. As for Portland, I think they'd be great if they can resolve the issue of the baseball team playing at PGE as well. If a stadium is built for them or for the Beavers, then of course, Portland should be in MLS. Some guy in another thread suggested Milwaukee Warriors, I thought that was good, so I went with that.
     
  12. christhestud

    christhestud Member

    Jun 4, 2004
    Just wondering, what is your assessment of Seattle based on? The Sounders poor attendance? Because I have read numerous times on these boards that Seattle and Houston consistently have the highest MLS TV ratings outside of MLS markets.

    Totally agree about Portland - watched them play the Sounders on FSC and the place (I believe it's a baseball stadium, PGE Park, right?) looked and sounded great. Some renovations and I think that could be a suitable MLS stadium.
     

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