Not to be the conspiracy theorist extraordinaire, but here goes: In 2002, the league contracted by two teams. The first was Tampa Bay, no surprise. The second was the Miami Fusion. Rumor has it that it was between Miami and SJ, but that the Quakes' win in the MLS cup iced it (too embarrassing to shut down the league champion). Therefore, one starts to wonder with all the buzz about Chivas and Club America, etc. if new teams are coming, and if there may be a move (or a dissolution) in store for San Jose? Let's look at the facts: 1. Lowest attendance in the league 2. Shaky ownership situation since league inception 3. Bad stadium situation - expensive, small field I just hope that the Quakes take three from LA, go on to win the cup, and we never have to find out if the above is merely paranoid speculation!