League Confirms Club America's interest in purchasing an expansion team in Houston.

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Kqql, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
     
  2. anderson

    anderson Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, at least we'd have an appropriate slogan: Houston, las Aguilas have landed. :D
     
  3. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SD-Rochester-Cleveland-Houston would be nice add-ins towards filling out a national footprint. If we could then add Seattle and Philly it would be a sweet sixteen.
     
  4. irvine

    irvine Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    S. Portland, ME
    Get that man a job writing headlines for the Chronicle.
     
  5. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    2004
    Rochester Rhinos
    Chivas de San Diego

    2005
    Cleveland ?????
    Houston Americans

    ....
    At that point the league would need to take a couple of years to bring the talent level back up before expanding further.
     
  6. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Texas Houstonians
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Houston Tejanos
     
  8. mpruitt

    mpruitt Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    E. Somerville
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    After watching the highlights from the Browns game today it occured to me that if Cleveland is an MLS expansion city then their colors should definately be some shade of orange. I remember Jeff Bradley talking about how MLS could use a team with orange jersies and it'd seem to me that Celeland would fit nicely.
     
  9. Davids26

    Davids26 Member

    May 31, 2000
    If Detroit ever got in the mix I think they could take the Express' thunder and go with an orange and blue uni, but I'd prefer to see an MLS team with an orange and black kit ala Holland.
     
  10. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Houston Americans wouldn't be bad, especially considering how "patriotic" Texans are.
     
  11. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And don't forget the famous.
    "Houston.. We have a problem."
     
  12. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    They should try and sell Club America on Rochester. For some strange reason, the Rochester Americans just has a nice ring to it :) (note: only minor league hockey fans will get or even care about this comment)
     
  13. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Minor League Hockey fan, hah, i get the comment...

    i know (or are hoping) your not serious though...

    Rochester's Soccer team will and always will be the Rhinos...
     
  14. Jimjamesak

    Jimjamesak New Member

    May 3, 2003
    Anchorage Alaska
    Go Americks!!!!! But it's been done, I still like Houston Hotspurs, very Texas.
     
  15. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Still the best I've heard.....never happen...

    BTW if anyone from Pumas is thinking about coming on board, may I suggest Memphis......I'll learn Spanish AND help with the stadium - I have a shovel........and a hammer somewhere.....oh, and some loose change in the ashtray to help with the expansion fee.....

    ...OH, and I have a couple of gift certificates to Home Depot - they're yours.
     
  16. Jacen McCullough

    Nov 23, 1998
    Maryland
    Not serious at all. I lived in Rochester when I was a little kid and have alot of fond memories of the Amerks though. They probably turned me on to pro sports.
     
  17. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, duh: Houston Eagles. Club America and their Spanish-speaking fans could still call the team "Las Aguilas," and all of those Hispanophobes would have their English-language, and, in a nice turn of events, non-hokey, nickname.
     
  18. Eliezar

    Eliezar Member+

    Jan 27, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because when people think of Houston they think of eagles...er because when people think of eagles they think of Houston...er...
     
  19. Iancam03

    Iancam03 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 8, 2003
    So CAL
    Agree, also 2004 KC moves to Miami!
     
  20. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    :rolleyes:
     
  21. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "*beep* Tranquility base here.... *beep*....the Eagle has landed....*beep*"

    Yeah, there are WAY more Eagles in Philadelphia than in Houston. And Bears in Chicago, and Tigers in Detroit, and Rams in Derby, and Rhinos in Rochester.....
     
  22. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Guam
    And Lakes in Los Angeles, and Jazz music in Utah, and Saints in New Orleans, and Earthquakes in San ...never mind.
     
  23. porkrind

    porkrind Member

    Quakes
    United States
    Sep 27, 2001
    Bostonia
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Uh... does the phrase "The eagle has landed" mean anything to you? Where do you suppose that came from?
     
  24. denver_mugwamp

    denver_mugwamp New Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Oh no, now they're going to put an expansion team on the moon?
     
  25. Texan

    Texan New Member

    Jan 8, 2001
    Since MLS likes to name things after nature and other abstract things, how about the Houston Humidity. Quickly nicknamed the Hums or Ums during bad years.
     

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