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ESPN reports Montreal announcement with discussions of MLS wanting second team in NY to make round 20 in the league.

ESPN MLS Expansion Article

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I want to see a franchise back in Miami, hoping the 20th goes there.

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1) Owner
2) Stadium Plan

Then we'll see.

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"Our attention is very focused on a 20th team as we speak. We'd like that team to be in New York City representing a second team in the tri-state area," Garber said. "The Red Bulls are very supportive of that and believe that rivalry will help grow the popularity of the sport in the New York metropolitan area. So we're going to work hard and try to get something done perhaps as early as 2013."



You've got to be kidding. A legitimate team located in NYC proper without the 15 years of suck baggage and without the Red Bull zero identity albatross would cripple Red Bull's soccer experiament here, especially if said expansion side had big money investors attached to it and the ability to land their own stars.

Why on earth would Red Bull want that here?
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I'm all for it, but as the fish says...

1) Owner
2) Stadium Plan


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You've got to be kidding. A legitimate team located in NYC proper without the 15 years of suck baggage and without the Red Bull zero identity albatross would cripple Red Bull's soccer experiament here, especially if said expansion side had big money investors attached to it and the ability to land their own stars.

Why on earth would Red Bull want that here?



I don't know how to feel about it.... hard to see it not hurting RBNY

But I live in Brooklyn and I still think it's easier for me to get out to Harrison than it is to Citi Field in queens

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I'm all for it, but as the fish says...


LOL. This is what I tell peeps from Atlanta that want a team. I add 3) soccer-friendly fan-base. We know we have that here. Not so much there.

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as long as both teams mutually agree to kick anyone in the balls that calls it a 'super classico'

5 year plan


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as long as both teams mutually agree to kick anyone in the balls that calls it a 'super classico'


Agreed. Let's call it the Continental Tire Old Firm instead.

/ducks

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I don't know how to feel about it.... hard to see it not hurting RBNY



I agree, not only will they be locked in a battle for the few soccer fans in NYC that care enough about MLS to see a game but they will be fighting for attention in the marketplace with a team NY media will much more readily idetify with as a local side (think what NY media does to Nets and Devils coverage).

On top of that they no longer have the monopoly on siging players in NY where many players tend to want to come too because now there is a new shark in the water.

I just dont see any real positives for NYRB out of this. It will just marganize them as a NJ team and cement that perception (which is fine except RB claim to want the lucrative NY market) and make them have to swim even harder upstream for the attention of soccer fans in NYC region.
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You've got to be kidding. A legitimate team located in NYC proper without the 15 years of suck baggage and without the Red Bull zero identity albatross would cripple Red Bull's soccer experiament here, especially if said expansion side had big money investors attached to it and the ability to land their own stars.

Why on earth would Red Bull want that here?



I don't understand the logic behind the Redbulls supporting another NY soccer team.......

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this could also be Garber putting the heat on other potential investors on the fence(dude that owns the Atlanta Falcons for example) to get their shit together.


The only way this would KILL RB is if the stadium was in Manhattan, which wont happen

5 year plan


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this could also be Garber putting the heat on other potential investors on the fence(dude that owns the Atlanta Falcons for example) to get their shit together.


The only way this would KILL RB is if the stadium was in Manhattan, which wont happen


I beg to differ my friend. A team in Queens would absolutely DESTROY attendance wise. The soccer community here is hungry for an MLS side. And if the Mets are that vehicle, believe me, the latino supporters of the Amazin's would hook in quicker than a striped bass on bunker if they decide to go onto this venture.

Ive lived in Queens my entire life, work with Latinos on a daily basis, and know this, as Harraby would say, to be FACT.

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I want to see a franchise back in Miami, hoping the 20th goes there.


The viability of a Miami team is one of my favorite MLS myths to hate.

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Lets be honest here I think other cities deserve teams before NY gets another.

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