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Discussion in 'Cleveland' started by C. B., Jan 6, 2014.

  1. C. B.

    C. B. Member

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    What is the latest news on the USL PRO expansion team for Cleveland?
     


  2. ThePonchat

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    None.
     
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  3. CCSUltra

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    Well, that's not completely true. Our NPSL team has spoken with both leagues about moving up.

    No idea if/when the team would move, but there have been talks.
     
  4. ThePonchat

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    Speaking with someone isn't "news" though.

    I was just answering the question.
     


  5. BulaJacket

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    Personally I'd prefer NASL.

    And as an aside, if I were the Rochester Rhinos, they should fit that profile as well. Historically borderline market for MLS (not really anymore), solid SSS, medium sized market, team history, etc - if their owners put some work into that team, like some of the NASL teams, there could be a revival with that team/market, rather than being an afterthought USL Pro team.

    Sorry for the aside, but it's what I think about with Cleveland - be a little more ambitious.
     
  6. mng146

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    I've seen less than that reported as "news" in NASL threads (*cough* LA *cough*). It's all subjective. Someone asked the question, any real answers are appropriate.
     
  7. ThePonchat

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    The real answer is...they must focus on sustainability right now before they think about MORE investment [that's not present].
     
  8. Kolyn

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    I've seen it said elsewhere that Rochester doesn't have an owner worth 20 million?
     
  9. Orlando Rays

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    Nor who really cares about NASL. Rochester was originally part of the TOA (the rebel syndicate that created NASL), but ultimately balked at joining NASL and stayed in USL Pro.
     
  10. Kolyn

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    Actually, Rochester wasn't part of the original group. They jumped on board after the others had left, hence why they played in the USL half of the USSF D2 league that year. During that season, they jumped back to USL.
     
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  11. BulaJacket

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    If I was NASL, I'd do anything to get Lebron involved...lol ;)
    He has soccer connections after all.
     
  12. kenntomasch

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    True-ish.

    Rochester was in with Puerto Rico, Portland and Austin (as well as Tampa Bay and Minnesota, who had defected) because somebody had to be. PR and Portland, of course, ended up in the NASL for 2011 (Portland was already halfway out the door). They had originally thrown in with the TOA folks in late November 2009, but then jumped back to USL between legs of the USSF2 finals that year. Puerto Rico had jumped a month and a half prior to that.
     

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