St Louis is always mentioned as one of original soccer hotbeds in United States. I think quite a few players came out of there, including Brian McBride. So, why is St Louis never mentioned as a potential MLS expansion candidate? I don't think they even have an A-League team. Besides, St Louis is just a great sports town, in all sports. On top of it, you would be getting great rivalry w/ Kansas City and Chicago. I understand the stadium and ownership issues - no doubt they are key. But if you could just start a league today and assume anything is possible (stadium ownership, etc), wouldn't St Louis easily be in you top 10 list? For example, Philly (another great sports town) didn't have a stadium unti recently, or a willing owner, but it's always been mentioned a lot more than St Louis as a potential expansion site. Can someone please explain the disparity?