Health and soccer to all! From what I have read and experienced in travels to Spain and England, soccer clubs thrive on the fan base that exists in the precincts of their stadium, Barcelona - Camp Nou, Chelsea - Stamford Bridge and a 1000 more. MLS has decided to go suburban instead of urban. SLSU - Collinsville, instead of north St Louis off of I-70 or south off of 55. Well and good. It must have everything to do with financial viability for the investors, which cannot be overlooked, coupled with the greater St. Louis aversion of having anything at all to do with the core historic neighborhoods of the city. So be it. But, I ask, what is to become of the supporter groups that need proximity to the grounds and a common place to converge for pre- and post game cheers? Appleby's? Don't be absurd. Aside from this blogging, how do supporters learn and practice their chants? I know that corporate led enterprises tend to take the common guy for granted - he has nothing to say, forget him. The corporate response for chants will be some moron on an organ. Yes, the MLS experience should be family friendly, but let's be real, this is pro-soccer. It needs an urban vibe. Can you imagine Boca Juniors out in the pampas? It has to be in the neighb!