Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Atlanta, Miami, San Antonio and St. Louis would be my guesses.
And my hope would be that someone in Cincinnati with the financial resources can figure out a way to claim a spot vacated in the NASL by these moves.
I don't think Miami gets a team. There will be no support for a stadium after the Marlins Park debacle. The fan base is tepid at best. The NASL team plays in Ft. Lauderdale which is only 30 minutes away from downtown Miami, but II think it takes away from the desire of people to drive from Miami for regular games.
Also, while St. Louis has always been a great spot for growing US Soccer, and it would have been a great spot for KC to move to when "The Wiz" couldn't draw flies, I'm not sure there's a whole lot of interest in a professional team there.
They don't have an NASL team.
OTOH, Indianapolis is just firing up its most recent attempt at pro soccer, with a team that has already sold close to 6,000 season tickets with almost a year before it's first game.
There's still a reasonable amount of land to build a stadium downtown. One of the owners(Peter Wilt) has a number of connections within the MLS offices.
My guesses are Orlando, Atlanta, San Antonio, and Indy.