strictly speculation

Discussion in 'Detroit' started by footygal, Jul 21, 2013.

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would you want a a soccer stadium downtown?

  1. yes

    91.7%
  2. no

    8.3%
  3. maybe

    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    SYoshonis repped this.
  2. hymeskillet

    hymeskillet Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    clarkston, mi
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The "Wow" factor is intriguing , but not sure soccer would wow people in Detroit right now. I hope I am wrong because I would love a MLS team downtown. Its a great location with the other teams right there and Greektown just to the south. There is no other choice than downtown for a team here. Im not sure how far in advance Garber has expansion plans but Detroit would probably be around the 24th to 28th team. Obviously NYCFC is 20 with 2 or 3 SE teams possible and looking like a another NOR CAL team (SAC/Elk grove) ....
     
  3. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don Garber does not plan where to put MLS expansion teams. He does not wave a magic wand and bestow teams to deserving cities. He does not plan the order in which cities are awarded franchises. He does not even decide which bidding groups are given expansion teams.

    If someone in Detroit was willing and demonstrably able to build a stadium, pay the expansion fee and run an MLS team, there would be a team in Detroit tomorrow, regardless of NorCal or Atlanta or Florida.
     
  4. hymeskillet

    hymeskillet Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    clarkston, mi
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Fair enough ..... I just don't see detroit being awarded a team in the immediate future, just an opinion. In Garber I meant the brass running the league not specifically himself. I should've made it clearer but please tell me your inside circle of knowledge about how expansion franchises are awarded.
     
  5. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What's an "inside circle of knowledge?"
     
  6. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    OMG I feel like I just hit the lotto with my guess !!!!!!!!!! What next?
     
  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    getting Trevor Francis to come back and coach...
     
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    They'd have a kit all ready for him. ;)

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  11. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would depend on whether or not the DCFC guys can be involved. As much as I hate the thought of Detroit MLS choosing the color red (only because their two natural rivals, Chicago and Toronto, would also be in red), they have done a great job with their red and yellow kits.
     
  12. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    I thought my kit needed an update.

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  13. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Definite improvement, IMO.
     
  14. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    By the way, there was a mention about Detroit during the Columbus Crew broadcast. (The Crew broadcasts on Fox Sports Ohio are aired on FS-Detroit / Plus.) They simply said that any conversation about Detroit "would be a very short conversation" and left it at that.
     
  16. RedRover

    RedRover BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 15, 2007
    That doesn't sound promising.
     
  17. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's just a cheap shot at Detroit. Those Ohio folks are pretty insecure.
     
  18. Orlando Rays

    Orlando Rays We're not gonna let the elevator break us down
    Staff Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    Orlando
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well considering The Don's response to that one question...
     
  19. Kayak

    Kayak Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Columbus
    Are you kidding? We'd love to have you in the league; If I could just pick any city to expand to it'd be Detroit. Hell after Detroit it'd be awesome to have Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Indy, Pittsburgh that would be a dream Midwestern corridor of rivalries to me. Detroit expansion would be a "short conversation" because everyone knows what MLS is focued on right now. They want to get Florida worked out with probably both Miami and Orlando. They have tunnel vision on that just like they did for New York two. Again it'd be great to have more Midwest teams but Detroit just isn't getting in for a while unless your guy rescues the league from Chivas. If Detroit gets in Columbus would have to give up CSA Wolves and I don't even mind that.
     
  20. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which has what, exactly, to do with the cheap shot at the city by the Crew broadcaster(s)?
     
  21. Kayak

    Kayak Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Columbus
    What cheap shot? You're that mad that they said it'd be a very short conversation? That wasn't about you or Detroit; they likely would have said the same thing about Sacramento, Indianapolis, or any other city. Right now it's all about Florida Miami and Orlando are the only ones having long conversations right now.
     
  22. footygal

    footygal Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    Detroit
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    WOW I am so happy about this.
     
  23. mmc2

    mmc2 New Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    North of Canada :D
    Looks like Detroit or bust now for us.

    http://www.crainsdetroit.com/articl...jail-project-pact-reviews-redevelopment-plans
     

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