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    Default Vancouver and Portland in '11

    This is coming from a source I trust and from someone who was involved in getting me DeRo information in Jan (which turned out to be correct).

    I know some will dismiss me because of where itís being published, but...

    I trust this info.

    http://24thminute.blogspot.com/2009/...expansion.html

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    whoa....

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    Another Canadian team

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    Westcoast maaaaadness.

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    I want to trust this info but thing can change so fast

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    obviously with all the potential cities pulling out, there had to be a Canadian team in the mix.
    Just a shame it has to be so far away!
    But in a way it's good to spread out the MLS mindset across the country.
    If Ottawa ends up being the Canadian team in, then it would be great for our rivalry, but perhaps it would keep the MLS interest too centralised within Ontario.

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    St.Louis offered 9 million? And to think, some St.louis supporters were bashing Saputo for being cheap

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    see look "
    MLS is waiting for Portland to give final approval on its stadium plan to make the announcement. That's expected to come March 11. If Portland approves the stadium, the expansion announcement will likely take place March 17 or 18."


    what if the deal falls apart and they don't get final approval

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    Ives Galarcep is also reporting that sources are telling him Vancouver is the new frontrunner and will likely be announced before the opener in Seattle.

    http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_b...vancouver.html

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    Portland would be an interesting city to visit...

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    YAHOO!! Come on in Vancouver, so we can kick your ass!

    I think they'll do very well in attendance, maybe close to Seattle and TFC.

    I also think the Northwest rivalry would be excellent. They love soccer up there and Seattle needs compatriots, since right now they are sorta like on an island by themselves. Their closest rival is double the distance of TFC's closest rival...and TFC has way more other rivals close by too.

    I also know that one of Vancouver's owners is a good ol' friend of Garber, so that always made me think they had an extra connection.

    As long as we get one Canadian team in during this round of expansion, I'm happy.

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    2 good markets. With the economy the way it is full credit to Garber at getting the highest asking price from multiple bids. Both cities will be a win.

    Next up... Montreal!!! (Suputo willing)

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    great to have another Canadian team though I wish it was more close bye. just have to wait an extra year i guess

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    to deny vancouver a club is just utterly ridiculous.. MLS has to see that the most viable opportunities for this sport in North America is by having more teams in canada..
    Is Garber becoming PROTECTIONIST (AMERICA FIRST) MENTALITY..

    Im certain that the next favorite for expansion after next year will be miami..

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    MOntreal..have really shit the bed on this one!!! Looks good on them!!.....Suputo and his Im BIGGER THEN YOU WAYS!

    Good for Vancouver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    MOntreal..have really shit the bed on this one!!! Looks good on them!!.....Suputo and his Im BIGGER THEN YOU WAYS!

    Good for Vancouver!
    wait, I thought Saputo was a BILLIONAIRE! (said in Doctor Evil style)

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    Now I am 100% against East/West separate tables... I'm moving to Vancouver so now I'll have many chances to see TFC throughout the year

    Also, Miami will never happen as long as the US economy is in the shitter. That was the reason Barca pulled out, and without Barca there is no bid from Miami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPB_RED_NATION_RPB View Post
    MOntreal..have really shit the bed on this one!!! Looks good on them!!.....Suputo and his Im BIGGER THEN YOU WAYS!

    Good for Vancouver!
    Absolutely agree.. Great on them if they are going to be top contenders in USL however is the fan base willing to put up with being (supposedly second division forever) ..
    The icing on the cake will be when tfc whips thier asses this year in the Canada Cup.. Might be our first trophy in our young clubs history..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtaguy View Post
    to deny vancouver a club is just utterly ridiculous.. MLS has to see that the most viable opportunities for this sport in North America is by having more teams in canada..
    Is Garber becoming PROTECTIONIST (AMERICA FIRST) MENTALITY..

    Im certain that the next favorite for expansion after next year will be miami..
    Did you even read the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi View Post
    Did you even read the thread?
    i thought the same thing.....but i wouldnt give him the satisfaction..of explaing it!

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    If this is true Awesome. Van City has always been a good Soccer town, ditto for Portland. Is Steve Nash involved with Vancouver bid still?.. I still think Montreal will come in by way of Franchise Relocation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtaguy View Post
    to deny vancouver a club is just utterly ridiculous.. MLS has to see that the most viable opportunities for this sport in North America is by having more teams in canada..
    Is Garber becoming PROTECTIONIST (AMERICA FIRST) MENTALITY..

    Im certain that the next favorite for expansion after next year will be miami..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginkster88 View Post
    Now I am 100% against East/West separate tables... I'm moving to Vancouver so now I'll have many chances to see TFC throughout the year

    Also, Miami will never happen as long as the US economy is in the shitter. That was the reason Barca pulled out, and without Barca there is no bid from Miami.

    I stand to disagree.
    I think what claure the bolivian billionaire just wanted was a recognizable name that floridians would accept right from the get go.. I think that miami will eventually get a club as long as the team can sustain itself and no more money is being bleeded out of claure.. He already owns a team in bolivia that is bleeding money out its armpits and naturally becuase he's the one that hold the cash is reluctant to invest into another money losing team.. If this was 2 years ago claure would have probably opted for a mls club instead of a club in his native land that is running him dry.. Like most rich people he like his money to make money ..

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    Miami's getting a team for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuelphStorm2007 View Post
    I still think Montreal will come in by way of Franchise Relocation.

    bingo you hit the nail right on the head...

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    It seems some Miami fans on BigSoccer have the right idea. While many of them are F*ck MLS, F*ck Claure, and such, many of them are now saying that since they aren't getting an MLS time that they have to join the group trying to save Miami FC. Perfect attitude I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtaguy View Post
    bingo you hit the nail right on the head...

    relocated from Miami.
    *scratches head*

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatpicker View Post
    relocated from Miami.
    *scratches head*

    lol thats perfect.. maybe so..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker View Post
    wait, I thought Saputo was a BILLIONAIRE! (said in Doctor Evil style)
    Do you know that the L'impact are a Non-profit organization? Saputo doesn't own them.

    I want to know how a L'impact franchise would work in MLS. I don't think it would because who would invest $40 million in a franchise that you are not allowed to ever pull profits out of? It makes no sense.

    Can someone buy a NPO??!?!?! Is that even possible?!?

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    they were founded by the saputo family.. don't know if that means they are owned by them look at the wikipedia on them .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Impact

 

 

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