Sacramento MLS Expansion Superthread

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  1. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    If our whale is Precourt after Austin turns him down conclusively, better to send that rotting whale carcas back to the sea. Would literally prefer an eternity of existence in USL before anything to do with him in mls in Sacramento
     
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  2. bobby_guzman

    bobby_guzman Member+

    Oct 24, 2014
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS is going to want a whale with F U money. Precourt is just your regular multi-millionaire, no longer MLS-caliber.
     
  3. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Placer County, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    OK, it looks like San Diego is now out of the running after the failure of the Soccer City San Diego proposition.

    Not that it means anything, because we are still waiting for Nagle to tell us all about these whale investors, amirite?
     
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  4. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    #3154 OWN(yewu)ED, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:36 AM
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018 at 9:53 AM
    No San Diego is a security blanket against any silly argument of California having too many teams, assuming people subscribed to that mindset.

    Looking at this, I think MLS is done with the southeast for a bit, and they’ve said as such. Nashville ties off that region, so no Raleigh, Charlotte, Tampa to worry about. San Antonio is only a threat if Austin implodes, which is put odds at higher than some. MLS is only gonna look at Vegas or Phoenix if indoor/retractable stadiums, and while Phoenix has deep pockets, o get the feeling MLS isn’t too keen on them. The last golden gooses mls wants to have are Detroit, whose ownership group effectively scuttled their bid with insisting on ford field. And finally St. Louis, which is a very real and sincere threat now , mls has wanted them awhile and it’d close off the Midwest. Long story short, fear St. Louis as the next objective. Mls loves them. I don’t see threats from anywhere else currently

    That said, nagle out!!!
     
  5. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    How is Nashville even remotely in the "Southeast"?

    Have you looked at a map?

    Nashville is a 9-10 hour drive due west from where I'm typing this*. It's four or five hours on the wrong side of the Appalachian Mountains.

    *which is a 2 1/2-3 hour drive from the Atlantic Ocean. It's west of Columbus and Cincinnati.
     
  6. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nashville is in TN. TN is a southeast state by pretty much every reckoning.
     
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  7. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Well, dom G tends to incorporate in the south east too. I would hope by now that quote doesn’t need to be regurgitated, it’s on the google webs that dom said mls is donecwith the southeast for awhile ...... because of Nashville. In fact, a vast majority of Americans think Tennessee is the southeast there super chief. https://www.google.com/search?q=sou...8&hl=en-us&client=safari#imgrc=N-oXzlFTw8SzsM:
     
  8. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    In the confederacy there’s a “southerner than thou” attitude the closer you get to Alabama and Mississippi. They barely consider Virginia the south
     
  9. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    "southerner" and "southeast" are not the same thing. Just sayin'

    I've lived in North Carolina for over 35 years. Nashville isn't in the Southeast.
     
  10. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Placer County, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Folks in rural Kentucky or Arkansas are a helluva lot more SOUF than your average Atlantan, but do go on...
     
  11. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Placer County, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Q: What time zone is Nashville in?
    A: Eastern.

    And for what its worth, and this is my whole life's worth of grandparents and aunts and uncles and (eventually) parents living in the Memphis area talking, folks in Memphis consider themselves to be "Mid-South", but as soon as you get over the old 901-615 area code line (which also roughly coincided with the time zone line), the folks on that other side of the line are "Southeast".
     
  12. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair enough. But according to the government you are incorrect. USGS for example classifies Tennessee as part of the Southeast.
     
  13. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Are you sure?
     
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  14. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    ultimate point being, Nashville's presence has made him say they are done with the southeast for awhile whether it is official southeast or not officially southeast. I sweated like a mofo there for no particular reason just being outside in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and the Smokies, that qualifies as southeast for me. And garber because well, he said MLS is done expanding to the southeast for awhile

    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/expansion/mls-commissioner-don-garber-southeast/
     
  15. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    If MLS doesn't expand to Charlotte or Raleigh-Durham it has bupkis to do with Nashville.

    It will have to do because neither bid checks all the boxes - and neither are particularly close at this point.

    MLS added Cincy despite its proximity to Columbus.
    MLS wants Sacramento despite its proximity to San Jose.
    Sacramento and Austin are in play despite their proximity and the two existing teams in Texas.

    A team in the Central Time Zone near the Mississippi River will have no impact on what MLS decides to do with regards to the bids from Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. Nor will it affect the even closer bid in Saint Louis.
     
  16. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA, RI and CA
    Nashville, Tennessee is, in fact, in the Central Time Zone.
     
  17. Brian in Boston

    Brian in Boston Member+

    Jun 17, 2004
    MA, RI and CA
  18. mangerson

    mangerson Member+

    Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes
    Jan 8, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, after all this, we've learned that Nashville is in the central time zone and Garber needs to get his crap together.

    Who would have thought?
     
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  19. SierraSpartan

    SierraSpartan Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Placer County, CA
    Club:
    Sacramento Republic FC
    Q: Who is an idiot?
    A: Me.

    Now GET OFF MY LEDGE!
     

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