Here's the text of an email I sent to Garber during the teleconference: Mr Garber, I'm listening to your conference. You are OUT OF YOUR MIND if you think that San Jose fans are going to rally around MLS now that you've ripped our team and hearts out. Why would we do that? You gave OUR team to Houston. You want to make us feel better with an expansion team? That's a bunch of crap. You've made a terrible mistake. Good job letting AEG run YOUR "business." My family were Quakes season ticket holders for 6 years and we have attended almost every single Clash/Quakes home game since the very first MLS game in 1996. You lost me and my family and thousands in the Bay Area. This IS a black eye for your league. Becky ****** Cupertino, CA --------------------------------------------------------- Here's the reply: Becky – First let me start by saying thank you for supporting the Quakes. MLS did not give the Earthquakes to Houston. The owner moved the team and we retained the name for the future. The owner of the team invested $20 million in the team since 2002. In total, we have invested over $50 million in the team. Without a stadium, there is no owner that will continue to invest with no path towards financial viability in any market, in any sport. Now we have the ability to really get a stadium done and find a local owner who will be committed to the team and the market. I hope we can count on your support. In the event we can’t, I do appreciate your support in the past. Don Garber Commissioner Major League Soccer The part that bothers me the MOST is the bolded part. He's basically saying to me, fine then we don't need you. I sent this email while in the midst of pure raw emotion. While I do understand many of the "business" points, I will NEVER, EVER understand the way that MLS treats their patrons - not an ounce of understanding of what it means to be a devoted fan. Business is business, but business can be successful AND compassionate.