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Good bye Earthquakes, welcome America USA.

El Kapitan2010-05-13 14:21:02 +0000 #1
The arrival of the Mexican club Chivas to the MLS this year opened a door for mexican investors to look into this very attractive market.

Chivas was the first one, but it would not be the last one, today it was announced in Mexico City that the club America of the Mexican first division would be buying the San Jose franchise and will completly transform it, first they would change the name (so far the name would be America USA although they might decide to change it), of course the name would be only the first change, a more mexican identity would be created by importing some players, but America unlike Chivas don't have the tradition of playing only with mexicans so they won't necessarly make much emphasis about it like Chivas USA does.

They would be relocating the team too and it would be moved apparently to Houston.

The team would start operations the comming season and it would import a weird taste to the MLS by having franchises of the two most popular teams in Mexico and show a bizarre version of the mexican greatest rivalry.

If you read spanish here's more about it; but I think the link change of content often:

www.ovaciones.com/futint/AMERICA.html


Ese_Guy2010-05-13 14:31:25 +0000 #2
So is this a good thing?

Personally I think San Jose should stay where they are. They have a pretty decent team and a great fan base.

Just like Chivas USA came in with an expansion team, "Las Aguilas" should have their own newly created team in Houston.

Also, I though there were many issues between Houston & the MLS. Wasn't Houston taken off the consideration list to have an MLS team?
Ese_Guy2010-05-13 14:33:44 +0000 #3
Well it seems like there won't be any expansion teams for next year. But that doesn't mean that existing teams cannot relocate.

I am still trying to search for info regarding Houston & the MLS
Ese_Guy2010-05-13 15:39:42 +0000 #4
My bad

It was San Antonio, not Houston.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber issues statement on San Antonio bid for MLS team: www.mlsnet.com/MLS/n...key=pr_mls&fext=.jsp

"After review of these drafts, and given the fact that the terms of the previously negotiated agreement are no longer being honored, MLS and its owners will no longer consider San Antonio as a candidate for an MLS team in 2006."
aguilas2010-05-13 15:51:41 +0000 #5
America had the idea 2 years ago but Chivas beat them to it.
Lance Knight2010-05-13 15:33:38 +0000 #6
wow, i would laugh if CHivas dominate the MLS
toronto_soccer2010-05-13 15:14:45 +0000 #7
why does the team have to move from san jose? i thought they had a strong fan base there. and as for the team reinventing themselves to have a more hispanic team, i say it's cool but i hope to see a european team in mls soon. as long as the mls allows discrimination, as it obviously does.
Lance Knight2010-05-13 17:23:54 +0000 #8
amm, why the hell would a european team come to the MLS?

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