Two expansion teams next year?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Juan Luis Guerra, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Juan Luis Guerra

    Juan Luis Guerra Red Card

    Jun 11, 2001
    New York City
    Radio Unica informed two days ago that MLS will add two team next year. I would like to know if someone here heard the same or if this is true.
     
  2. Charlie Armstrong

    Mar 7, 2001
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Chivas in San Diego
    Raging Rhinos in Rochester
     
  4. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    IF this is true, I predict:

    1. One of them will win the USOC

    2. One will win the MLS Cup.

    3. Dallas will win the Supporter's Shield.


    Check back next year, see if I'm not right.
     
  5. riverplate

    riverplate Member+

    Jan 1, 2003
    Corona, Queens
    Club:
    CA River Plate
    This is exciting news and would be a great Christmas gift from MLS.

    All is forgiven, MLS!
     
  6. Juan Luis Guerra

    Juan Luis Guerra Red Card

    Jun 11, 2001
    New York City
    Good article. My only question is about the Rochester Stadium?. Is the stadium ready?. Now big is the stadium?
     
  7. Captin Clown

    Captin Clown BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Nov 11, 2003
    West Hollywood
    Check out the Rhinos offical page about its stadium

    It should be finished in Aug 04 and its about 17,500
     
  8. Juan Luis Guerra

    Juan Luis Guerra Red Card

    Jun 11, 2001
    New York City
    They can play at Frontier stadium for 4-5 months, then move to their new house.
     
  9. Charlie Armstrong

    Mar 7, 2001
    South Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very true. It's small, seating-wise, but way better as a temporary home than either Cardinal or Dragon Stadium.
     
  10. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    brand new soccer specific what????
     
  11. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    stadia silly :)
     
  12. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    If Rochester gets a MLS team I hope its the exsisting Rhinos and not a new expanison team. Actually I think all new MLS teams should be exsisting A League teams that way you at least have some tradition already established.
     
  13. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Well that is the plan for cities with established A-League teams....
     
  14. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    that's stadium (singular; stadia is plural)

    carry on...
     
  15. Viking64

    Viking64 Member

    Feb 11, 1999
    Tarheel State
    Club America.

    In today's newspaper in Mexico City the owner of Las Aguilas de America said there's only details to be worked out on their MLS team. It's either San Jose or Houston.

    I guess if they take over SJ, then Rochester can make it in. If it's Houston (matched with Chivas SD), then maybe not.

    It seems that Rochester's owners are a lot more hot to get into MLS now. Maybe I'm wrong about their sudden increased interest, but with Chivas and America getting in, AEG selling the Rapids, Metro getting close to a stadium deal, AEG might have the muscle to open two more franchises and round out expansion at 16

    the ten existing
    Chivas SD
    America Hou
    Cleveland
    OKC
    Philly AEG
    Seattle AEG

    In the MLS plan, only OKC and Cleveland could be beaten out by Rochester. The other four are major media markets that MLS needs more than Rochester for purely media reasons.

    Interesting times.
     
  16. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Piss off chilangos!

    Tejas was lied to by the ruling Federal government in Mexico City. Thats what provoked the Tejano rebellion of 1835-36 and Tejas independence. America and its fans are disliked by everyone that is a futbol fan in Mexico. CLUB AMERICA, ITS MONEY AND ITS COLORS REPRESENT ALL THAT IS CORRUPT IN MEXICAN SOCIETY...IMHO.
    It would be the worst move to have the symbol of Mexican arrogance to its OWN people set up shop in Houston Texas!
    I would not support a Team America in Houston. Once again MLS would show its ignorance about the culture that soccer represents.

    Piche Chilangos not wanted in Tejas!

    ITS ALL ABOUT THE FANS AND PUBLICO DUMMY!
     
  17. Mateofelipe

    Mateofelipe Member+

    Mar 10, 2001
    Spokane, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's like being the best beach volleyball team in Siberia, but I take your point.

    Interesting post by CeltTexan. Perhaps California is the better place, politically, for America. At least they aren't talking about San Antonio. Remember the Alamo!
     
  18. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't Club America state that they didn't want to start up an expansion team? That would rule out Houston. Houston's only chance is with Vergara for the moment. Returning to Club America, that would really leave San Jose as the most likely destination, however it was mentioned that perhaps Dallas as well. That would be interesting...
     
  19. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    won't be ready til at the earliest August '04. Current plans are 17,500 seats, with plans to expand it to 20k+ if they get into MLS. They are paying in Frontier Field until it opens. FF is somewhere between 12 and 13k seats.
     
  20. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Not necessarily. According to this:


    -G
     
  21. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good, leave the quakes alone...i think next season IS the season the fans come out...
     
  22. Juan Luis Guerra

    Juan Luis Guerra Red Card

    Jun 11, 2001
    New York City
    Bring Rochester, Bring Chivas, though I dont like that name. Vergara should pick a name the represent all Mexicans in USA. For intances, I like Mexicans stars or else.
     
  23. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    No.... mr. Viergra should pick a name which represents the city in which tthe team plays in.... not a hard concept.... in fact all MLS team names and colors should do this....
     
  24. Matteo

    Matteo New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    off on my own tangent...

    if the expansion teams turn out to be san diego and houston instead of san diego and rochester, i would expect kansas city to move to the eastern conference.
     
  25. Old Man!

    Old Man! BigSoccer Supporter

    RIP Chicago Fire
    Mar 11, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: off on my own tangent...


    Unless we get a single table...
     

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