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Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by txaggie93, Nov 16, 2004.
Based on this interview with the KC GM, sounds like KC will be in the Eastern Conference next year.
I am just happy MLS is not going back to a 3 conference set up.
I am fine with FC in the East or West. Each one has its positives.
From an entertainment and aesthetic perspective, fewer games against KC is a positive for those attending games.
then can we move Colorado to the East as well?
That's the ticket... Move Colorado to the East and move Chicago to the West.
Maybe the league is hoping Chivas will bring out more latinos in Dallas than KC?
Seriously, though, I'm disappointed.
After all, who gives a ******** about geography in sports leagues?
Eastern 'Blocked' from expressing emotion/passion...
Western 'Liberated' and free from delusion...
the NFL style of realignment worked for years
I'm one of those people that thinks that while fans might care about a great many things, "geographic correctness" is not one of them.
i'm in total agreement. hell, we could just eschew the geographic names and call them something else, like the Pele Conference and the Maradona Conference. (crap names, but you get the idea)
If true the East just got a lot stronger and the West got a lot weaker with the two expansion teams. Good news for Dallas I guess. I assume we are still looking at a 32 game schedule with 20 against in-conference teams so FCD plays RSL and Chivas 4 times each and only sees the DCU, Columbus and KC (the three best teams in 2004) twice. Sounds like a good deal for a team desperate to make the playoffs.
OK, let's redesign the conferences from scratch. First, a few "must have" items:
Gals and Chivas USA and San Jose together in one conference
Colorado and Salt Lake together in one conference
Dallas and Chicago together in one conference
DC and Metros and New England together in one conference
Dallas and Chivas USA together in one conference (this apparently is a great consideration for MLS suits)
Now the "would be nice" items. In other words, items that would be nice to have, if you can make them work:
Chicago and Columbus together in one conference
Kansas City and LA together in one conference
Columbus and DC together in one conference
Kansas City and Colorado together in one conference
Kansas City and Chicago together in one conference
Given all of that, how about:
Considering that an expansion team won the championship in 1998, I don't know that we're automatically making out like bandits here.
i can dig it.
Plus, I'm sure that Chicago would appreciate having two home games against Chivas USA, for much the same reasons that Greg Elliott and co. would like it.
second highest Latino pop. in the US behind LA, right? and some might feel that they were slighted by Chivas moving to LA instead of Chicago, though maybe not.
I like El Jefe's breakdown. Although I was hoping you guys would come to the East, just because I've always enjoyed your rivalry with Chicago. And because now we have to play KC four times a year, and that means suck.
KC is moving to the East so they can become the Rochester Wizards down the line.
I'm sorry, was that out loud?
Either that, or Dallas is staying in the West so that they can stay together with the soon-to-be-Houston Earthquakes.
This is exactly what I suggested about a month ago. I think it's perfect.
Quite possibly. But not next year.
Practically speaking, I don't think MLS can afford to incur the kind of travel costs associated with geographically mixed-up conferences.
And the reserve squad issue is going to add to that.
It makes too much sense. Which is precisely why it can't happen.