Vancouver instead of Toronto

Discussion in 'MLS: Expansion' started by AndyMead, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
  2. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    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.
     
  3. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Don't know about Seattle. I hear that Vancouver has an owner and is ready to go.
     
  4. SYoshonis

    SYoshonis Member+

    Jun 8, 2000
    Manistee, Michigan
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're just trolling for Seattle folks, aren't you?
     
  5. Chowderhead

    Chowderhead Member

    Aug 3, 1999
    Central Falls, RI
    What is wrong with that picture?
     
  6. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Absolutely not.
     
  7. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    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.
     
  8. LeeS

    LeeS Member

    Mar 23, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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.

    Lee
     
  9. SeattleSupporter

    Aug 17, 2004
    North Sound Ultra
    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 :D
     
  10. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    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
     
  11. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    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.
     
  12. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. GMan Eric

    GMan Eric Member

    Aug 28, 2000
    The Brougham End
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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 :D
     
  14. Supersuperman99

    Supersuperman99 New Member

    Oct 28, 2004
    Los Angeles
    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 :mad: :mad:
     
  15. Geoduck

    Geoduck Member

    Sep 24, 1999
  16. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    We do?
     
  17. LeeS

    LeeS Member

    Mar 23, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They do?

    Lee
     
  18. gherter

    gherter Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Leesburg, Virginia
    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.
     
  19. sounderfan

    sounderfan New Member

    Apr 6, 2003
  20. sounderfan

    sounderfan New Member

    Apr 6, 2003
  21. sounderfan

    sounderfan New Member

    Apr 6, 2003
    More on Kerfoot...

    http://www.burnabynow.com/issues02/113102/news/113102nn2.html

     
  22. sounderfan

    sounderfan New Member

    Apr 6, 2003
    Vancouver owner Kerfoot launches a soccer training center in BC:

    http://cgi.sfu.ca/~athlwww/modules.php?name=News&file=article&new_topic=14&sid=549

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  23. SABuffalo786

    SABuffalo786 New Member

    May 18, 2002
    Buffalo, New York
    Canada has the CPSL, but that hardly counts as erm............professional.
     
  24. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    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
     
  25. murtaugh29

    murtaugh29 New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    roja LOCURA
    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.
     

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