Re-alignment next year?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Cantankerous, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Cantankerous

    Cantankerous New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    United country
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did I just miss this development completely earlier? It's news to me.

    Relevant quote:


    MLSnet.com: What conference will the Wizards be in next season due to expansion?

    Curt Johnson: The word that I hear is the Eastern Conference, so that change will be made. That's not ideal for us, but certainly it's hard to argue with geography.
     
  2. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not really a development. it came up on MLS yesterday and was being talked about on the Dallas board. it'll be an interesting year. the Eastern Conference will be very very interesting next year.
     
  3. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    You knew it was going to be either Dallas or KC, so this isn't surprising. I guess this means we now have a "rivalry" with The Wiz.
     
  4. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
    Not even worth the energy, let Columbus have them.
     
  5. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    That is why its in quotes...they will think its one.
     
  6. neilgrossman

    neilgrossman New Member

    May 12, 2000
    Hoboken, NJ
    Putting Dallas and Chicago together might make more sense.

    You want to keep rivalries together even if it violates a geographic split. No one in the NFL would consider splitting Washington-Dallas or KC-Oakland.
     
  7. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    I wonder what the thinking was behind KC moving east as opposed to Dallas since Dallas does actually have a rivalry with an eastern team (Chicago) and KC's biggest rival seems to be LA?
     
  8. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
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    It's all about Geography. I think the KC - LA rivalry started due to them both chasing first place this season, not sure though.
     
  9. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sure they're keeping Dallas out west in case SJ moves to Houston.
     
  10. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Next year???

    Hell. driving down New Hampshire Ave, to North Capitol, to Mass Ave, into Lot 8 then back again, I need a re-alignment about every six months.

    :D
     
  11. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    I think it's good.

    DC hasn't exactly excelled in Dallas in years past, why go out there an extra time or two a season?
     
  12. GDopplerXT

    GDopplerXT Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    DC Area
    Yeah, KC is further east than Dallas, and that seems to be about it. I was thinking that they should put Dallas and Chicago in the same division because of the rivalry.

    KC is too boring a team to actually hate them enough to have a rivalry. :D
     
  13. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Why? Well it would depend if Dema is still with the team. I just love to see their heads explode everytime he goes to Dallas.
     
  14. beltwayrob

    beltwayrob New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I prefer KC coming to the East. I think this will only last until the next expansion when we'll probably see yet another conference formed. Dallas would have been fun, but keep Dallas in the West, Houston is getting a team sooner or later.
     
  15. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    STOP! No more 3 conference crap. That was a nightmare.

    I actually have no problems with KC coming east. One more opportunity for Shawn to throw donuts at Fat Tony, and now we can make fun of Stuart Scott, I mean Bo.
     
  16. gnat

    gnat New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    Yeah cause Tampa is sooooo centrally located in the country :rolleyes:

    :D

    -dave
     
  17. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Agreed.

    I think that if MLS has wisened up and is keeping two conferences for 12 teams (divisible by three) then they wouldn't split to three with 14 teams (not divisible by three).
     
  18. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think this came more down to which stadium would Uncle Lamar rather have Chivas USA play two road matches, Kansas City or Dallas. Any other sporting concerns , IMHO, would have put FCD in the East.
     
  19. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whispers in the wind have KC moving because they may end up in some northern state that for some reason wants two teams - one in a big city (that is actually in another state...) and the other upstate. Something about a rage....?
     
  20. mellon002

    mellon002 Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Towson, MD
    So much for that single table talk.
     
  21. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you talking about Darius Rucker?
     
  22. McOwen

    McOwen Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    Retirement Community
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    And to think with Andy Mead coming here at least two or three more times a year, he can jinx DC United right back into the playoffs :D
     
  23. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's what newbies are for.
     
  24. Chummer

    Chummer Member

    Jun 5, 2000
    Virginia
    Thank you. Was just going to reply to thread also that it seems no one remebered the rukus earlier in the year when Hunt went tight lipped about KC's future. There's a great chance KC will be moving this off season, or next.

    Rochester, Philly, NY.. in that order. Rochester has a brand new stadium either already done, or on the way I think. They already have 15K average home attendance. The Wiz/Rhinos would be instantly profitable with MLS ticket prices, and cheaper logistics for travel (busses instead of planes to NE, C-bus, and Metros.

    I would love to see an MLS team in Rochester. They deserve it more than any other city, and KC's lack of support at home and no plans for a SSS are pathetic.
     
  25. gnat

    gnat New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    Not to mention instant fans :D (sorry couldn't resist)

    So would my mother-in-law as it would mean I have to be nice to her so I can have free lodging for those road trips :eek:

    Actually more than the stadium issue, I think MLS needs another team with rabid fans (which the Rhinos seem to have) that can help promote fans really getting into games.

    -dave
     

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