rochester officially eliminated from 04 expansion

Discussion in 'Rochester Rhinos' started by MD_05, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. MD_05

    MD_05 New Member

    Oct 18, 2002
  2. art

    art Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Portland OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    why are there like 10 moderators for these 3 new threads?
  3. Viking64

    Viking64 Member

    Feb 11, 1999
    Tarheel State
    It also says Cleveland is the team for sure. Which implies more than "letter of intent" that was announced at MLS Cup.
  4. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Unless of course, city of Cleveland refuses to pay for some of the cost of the soccer stadium.

  5. drew_VT_6

    drew_VT_6 Member

    Feb 22, 2000
    Orange County, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In which case Rochester becomes MLS' backup boyfriend.
  6. buffalo

    buffalo New Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    how is cleveland going to get this going? why is rochester being passed over.
  7. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Because, Rochester is building a fake grass stadium and no one in Rochester wants to pay the $10million for MlS franchise fee.
  8. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, I think OKC does. Rochester was there in case MLS needed a team for '04. With that option now off the table, Rochester is #4 in line.
  9. houndguy

    houndguy New Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    I think it has a lot to do with cash. Rochester wants in but does'nt want to pony up the money. Unless they get another deep pocket investor I don't see the Rhino's ever being in the MLS
  10. Jim Bob Rhino

    Jim Bob Rhino Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    In a few days the December 6th show should be up so you can here for yourself.

    But here is the Cliff's Notes version:

    Rhinos GM Chris Economides was on the show and said that the Rhinos are close to being in MLS for 2005.

    He said that MLS has set some targets that the Rhinos have to meet. He hinted that some of them were corporate support for PTP and such.

    But if they meet all the requirements set by MLS he is pretty certain that the Rhinos will be in MLS in 2005.

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