- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 6, 2011
- 5 Comments
I really meant to talk about this a couple days ago when weather in Dallas was really like the photo above. Still, better late than never when there is still snow in my front yard and a nice layer of ice underneath it. In fact Steve Davis got me thinking about it again.
But the thought of ever moving the Major League Soccer calendar to a winter schedule terrifies the living hell out of me. At this point there would only be one, maybe two (hell three if the league ever does go back to Florida) places games would actually be decent to sit through in the winter.
I know snow and ice storms aren’t a yearly thing for places like Dallas and Houston but this year has to be proof that there is no need for a switch in schedule for MLS. With teams having to practice indoors just to get out of the cold and fields being frozen over should tell you that its not worth moving to.
Want to sit through Snowageddon in Kansas City or Chicago right now? Uh, no thank you. Throw in places like Montreal, Toronto, New England and there is no way MLS fans will want to sit through games in winters like this one.
I agree with Davis, time for Don Garber to step up and say “you know what, that fall-to-spring calendar idea just isn’t for us. We’ll take our chances at growing this league with the schedule we have right now.” I think it also helps that a few EPL managers recently were in favor of a switch to the MLS-style calendar and if that Qatar World Cup is played in the winter some countries may have to do it anyways. Win for MLS.
Okay rant over, go enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday now.