Florida MLS Team

Discussion in 'MLS: Clubs' started by strikersoccersupply, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. strikersoccersupply

    strikersoccersupply BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 30, 2004
    Can we please get a team back in Florida. An organization that knows what to do. I understand why both teams did not work in Florida but it's crazy that Florida does not have a team. What's your opinion.

    Matt DeStefano

    www.strikersoccersupply.com
     
  2. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    My opinion is that you didn't put this in the correct forum.
     
  3. wanderingpress

    Apr 6, 2001
    Charlotte, NC
    Club:
    Coritiba FBC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i hear malcolm glazer's looking to buy a team...
     
  4. eejit

    eejit Member

    Jun 10, 2004
    You've had two how many more chances do you want?
     
  5. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    only one, preferably in miami, but ft lauderdale will do and have an owner and management that dont suck.
     
  6. strikersoccersupply

    strikersoccersupply BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 30, 2004
    yes please put a team in south florida. Only if the organization knows what the hell they are doing. The fusion was awful. South Florida should of been a no brainer. Who would of thought?
     
  7. mls2atl

    mls2atl Member

    Sep 13, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if and when they do place a team in florida i say that it should be in miami (not ft. l), orlando would be ok too but i prefer miami.
     
  8. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure lets get a MLS team in Florida. Of course I am $10 million short. Any takers?

    Might be some A-League in South Florida, Tampa and/or Orlando in 2005. Baby steps.
     
  9. NattyBo

    NattyBo Member+

    Apr 30, 2004
    Nunya
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Hey, as soon as you find an investor, go for it

    Maybe you can talk Glazer into it, I hear he likes buying other soccer clubs :p
     
  10. mutinywxgirl

    mutinywxgirl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Natty - that's an evil comment to make with Mutiny fans still around - like me :D
     
  11. ockk

    ockk Member

    Jun 1, 2003
    raymore
    you guys deserve another team, but what you need is a managment that underestands your needs.there is enough population from the carabean and south america to suported a team. but this time the team needs to to play in miami not fort lauderderdale like the previus
    Good luck
     
  12. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    if the bullet train between miami, tampa, and orlando had actually gone through, I'd be more hopeful. With so many "candidates" out there, I can't really imagine MLS coming back within 10 years unless Glazer gets ManU and wants a "Man U USA"
     
  13. Metrohooligan101

    Metrohooligan101 New Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Orlando Fl
    i think they should try again in Miami, its only fair to all the soccer fan base that there is in south florida, Orlando would be another choice maybe Ajax Orlando turning them into an MLS team and play at the Citrus Bowl... but really florida needs another chance, maybe not the next of expansion but certainly the one after.
     
  14. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well no new pro or amatuer teams for 2005. Sorry.
     
  15. Stateside Gooner

    Stateside Gooner New Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Aurora
    I doubt there would be a fan base in Orlando, I went to the Orlando sundogs some time back, no one showed up. Perhaps if you put it out by Disney ( or owned ) and not the Citrus bowl ( too big no atmosphere ), and could snag a big time International that the tourists would go for ( someone like Gazza ).

    I feel your pain ( but only a little bit now as im moving to Denver ).

    John
     
  16. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A pro soccer team at Disney would fail even faster and harder than at the Citrus Bowl.
    Disney is too far from where people actually live and tourists don't want to go to a game while on vacation.
    Orlando needs either an updated Citrus Bowl facilty or a actual soccer stadium to work.
    Until then we with PDL, which is OK.
    :)
     
  17. Stateside Gooner

    Stateside Gooner New Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Aurora
    I was thinking about the large brit population in Kissimmee, and I do know Disney think about it from time to time. But you are probably right. Its not that Orlando isnt a Soccer town, its that its not even a sports town. :(
     
  18. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To be honest, I went to the Central FL Kraze's PDL Championship games. The final at UCF soccer/track field was filled with a long line waiting to get in. The benches only seated maybe 400 but the crowd around the track was much bigger. Now this is a rain storm that lasted the entire game too.
    I think pro soccer can make in Orlando, someone just has to put everything into it and supply a good product.
     
  19. Stateside Gooner

    Stateside Gooner New Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Aurora
    Shame on me for missing out going to the Krase, though for sheer entertainment value I'd go to watch the Bullets of Bull&Bush/FiddlersGreen throwing up on the sideline after a bender the night before. I would like to see an MLS team in Orlando even though it looks like I will be leaving. From what I was told by ex players the main problem with past CFlorida teams was bad management.
     
  20. manu06

    manu06 Member

    Dec 12, 2004

    Miami used to have the Toros, which in turn became the Ft Lauderdale
    Strikers. The Toros moved because they couldn't draw . The Fusion failed because of poor management.They should have taken the Strikers name like San Jose did with the Quakes. They did draw well their last season though.
    Tampa might support a team but Orlando has no track record .
     
  21. Stateside Gooner

    Stateside Gooner New Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Aurora
    Oh There would be no way Orlando would build a stadium for an MLS team.
     
  22. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 19, 2003
    Island paradise east of the mainland
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah what is up with that HUGE large Brit population there in Orlando. They seem to be buying up property like its going out of style there!
     
  23. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really hope that both Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa get MLS expansion teams soon. The fans in both markets did not deserve to have their teams contracted (as a matter of fact, no market's fans deserve to have their team contracted or relocated)!


    -G
     
  24. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey gooner (and any other Orlando peeps) a bunch of us area soccer nuts will probably be meeting up at Fiddler's Green for the Jan 28 friendly between Korea and USA (if it happens).
    Let me know if you want details.
     
  25. Stateside Gooner

    Stateside Gooner New Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Aurora
    Absolutley, If I havent moved to Denver by then. Its one of my 'locals' on the odd chance I get out for a beer. Was there for many games last world Cup, Great atmosphere. Are you one of those rowdy Rollins boys or one of the few faithfull US supporters in FL?

    So why do you support RSL?
     

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