Discussion in 'MLS: Expansion' started by AndyMead, Nov 19, 2004.
What about Seattle and Vancouver in the next round of expansion? There's a built in rivalry for you. Same could be said for Rochester and Toronto. My general attitude is that we don't need Canadian sides in MLS. There are plenty of viable options in the US. Unfortunately you go where the money is, and there seems to be some money in Toronto with the new stadium.
Don't know about Seattle. I hear that Vancouver has an owner and is ready to go.
You're just trolling for Seattle folks, aren't you?
What is wrong with that picture?
Personally, I would prefer to not have MLS expand into Canada. That said, if America's sports-minded billionaires aren't that interested in building SSSs and investing in MLS, but Canadian ones are, then who am I to complain.
I wouldn't mind seeing Toronto & Vancouver as franchises #19 & 20 or somewheres around there.
I'd like to see Seattle as #13 or 14 though.
If the question is Toronto OR Vancouver, then I;d rather see neither.
I would rather see Seattle and Portland as the NW MLS teams.
If/when Seattle moves into the MLS, I think I will actually miss playing against the Portland Scum
i have very mixed feelings about allowing Canada to have a team in MLS
i have no problems with foreign investment as is Chivas USA,
maybe the canadian billionares can put a team near the Canada border but i want it in USA and to play by the rules, and they can own the stadium too if they build it
I didn't start this thread to debate Seattle and/or Portland.
Who has info on Vancouver and who owns the Whitecaps?
I have heard some things that make me believe we'll see MLS in Vancouver sooner rather than later.
so this is going to be the Vancouver exp thread
"After the 2002 season new ownership was found when Greg Kerfoot bought the club. More changes were in store when the new ownership group in conjunction with Bob Lenarduzzi renamed the club "Whitecaps FC"
some sad news http://www.whitecapssoccer.com/news/november/mobilio.htm
IF Seattle does move into MLS, and IF only one of the two Cascadia rivals were to move with us, I'd rather see Vancouver.
There's more history between Seattle-Vancouver than Seattle-Portland, particularly in the NASL days. At least in terms of travelling support and meaningful games, as other than their first couple seasons, Portland really didn't do much on the pitch. Vancouver brought way more fans to Seattle than Portland ever did back then.
Then of course, there was the Vancouver-Sounders battles in the APSL/A-League in the mid/late nineties which have continued to this day.
It's only in the past couple/three years that Portland have inserted themselves into the equation, so to speak, mainly through T.A. Impressive yes, but the history trail isn't there yet, at least not for a few more years.
And being that Vancouver is a much closer roadtrip for me (north of Seattle) than Portland too factors in a bit
I'm with all of you that say we dont need an mls team in canada. MlS should be stricktly for the development of american players. canada already has a league anyway and some of their clubs already play in the A-League thats good enough We already have american cities that what an mls franchise I think that The Sounders should move up into mls and the Rhinos as well since they have a new stadium. Lets give cities like detoit, seattle, Philly, Rochester and others mls teams. All the other professional leagues in the US have teams in canada expcept for the nlf. MlS = strictly for the US
No, you don't. And you only have three A-League teams left, too; Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. All decent expansion cities for MLS, IMO.
I've got no problems with it. I say put them all on the list and the first one to an attractive owner/stadium situation gets in.
About Vancouver's Sports Owners, but mainly hockey...
Mainly about Canadian venues...
More on Kerfoot...
Vancouver owner Kerfoot launches a soccer training center in BC:
Canada has the CPSL, but that hardly counts as erm............professional.
by MLS rules they could have unlimited number or americans but only 4 canadians over age 23 and up to 5 under 23 in its first years of operation as stated in the MLS rules,....would FIFA aprove , i don't know
MLS is strictly for the development of American players?
And here I thought the intent was to cultivate a successful business. Best scrap all the teams and have them play intramural at the HDC I guess.