No Tampa USL for 2009?

Discussion in 'Inter Miami CF' started by gyr0, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. gyr0

    gyr0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2002
    NYC
    Last month, I reported on a potential USL franchise in Tampa for 2009. According to my source, the perspective owners were a group based in the Southwest who were also looking at opportunities in Texas, Arizona and Nevada.

    Could this be the alternative to USL's Tampa franchise? Ive emailed my source, so I will know soon-- lets hope not. But this also raises an interesting question: would you actively support an a-league side in Tampa?

    Certainly Miami FC's poor attendance has done nothing to boost that city's MLS bid. So where is the disconnect? Lets hear your thoughts.
     
  2. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think so. The owner of the Austin Aztex lives in Austin and has for some time. So the connection for him is obvious. Maybe someone in Tampa was trying to lure him there, but from everything I've seen, that Galactics group are intending to be the USL-1 teams in Tampa.

    But I haven't followed it all that closely.
     
  3. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell Yeah I woould support a Tampa team
     
  4. pb9000

    pb9000 Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lauderhill, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought West Ham was moving in to Tampa.
     
  5. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    does tampa count as clearwater?
     
  6. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Clearwater is in Pinellas County which is part of the Tampa Bay area
     
  7. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    yeah, im just wondering if there could be a tampa and clearwater team
     
  8. WhiteStar Warriors

    Mar 25, 2007
    St.Pete/Krakow
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Good question I think it will play out like this:

    USL-1 for a team in Tampa by 2010 and PDL-USL for Clearwater Galactics
    2011 Miami in MLS and 2012 Tampa in MLS
     
  9. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    hope you're right:eek:
     

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