Re: 2013 MLS Thread
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
The trouble is that the league has absolutely no presence in the SE United States -- growing TV revenues is a laudable goal, but a national TV contract is never going to be big-dollars with such a large (and fast-growing) part of the country left out.
That's why getting a team in places like Atlanta, Orlando, the Carolinas, etc. is so important.
Ask the NHL how expanding/relocating 7 teams to the south/sunbelt in a 10 year period worked for them. I like the MLS and look forward to rooting for NYCFC in 2 years, but I think they may be overplaying their hand here by expanding so quickly.
I get that you look at this and say "oh, well it's obvious where to put the next teams", but I think it's more important right now for them to focus on making each of their teams as successful as possible. Basically what Yachtzee said.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."