- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 24, 2008
- 10 Comments
- MLS Expansion, Montreal Expansion, Vancouver Expansion
The biggest discussion this week without a doubt has been on MLS expansion, and even further MLS expansion in Canada. I think had the All-Star game not been in Toronto this year we wouldn’t be discussing this as much in length but here we are, the possibilities seem to be there for more Canadian teams in the big league as the league expands.
All of this has got me wondering though, and its not on a level of “do we have the talent”, “can we pay more players”, and so on and so forth. No, its mostly centered on the fact that I am wondering exactly how serious these other Canadian expansion bids are incomparison to the ones in the States.
In the past we’ve had expansion bids in the US come real close to happening (San Antonio ring a bell anyone) but in the end nothing more than a bunch of polictial miscommunications happened. No clubs in some cities that had the “serious” bids. Though I honestly believe it worked out best for all involved in the end.
Vancouver and Montreal do look like strong candidates though and they both appear to have the some of the right pieces in place to make MLS consider them for the expansion slots after Seattle and Philadelphia join MLS in the next two years.
I’ve discussed each city before and you can see the MLS Expansion page above for more on each.
I know supporters and fans from each will say why their city deserves it over another but take an unbiased approach for once. Look at the list of cities (both US and Canada), go to the limit of 20 clubs in the league and tell me honestly which cities and why. So four clubs, with reasons.
Also, is Canada capable of handling two or three clubs in the league?
Let’s hear it.