MLS Realignment and Expansion

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Anybody else heard the rumors that the MLS is adding divisionns next year? I think a few more teams will be moved to the Eastern Conference because Vancouver and Portland are both Western Conference without a doubt.

I heard that one of the divisions will be the Central, which the Fire used to be in a while back (don't remember when), before they re-aligned into just the Eastern and Western Conferences.

Think the Fire will be in the Central division.
 

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I wonder if theyll ever add a 2nd chicago team since i heard they want to add a 2nd New York team
 

Jntg4

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  3. Illinois-Chicago Flames
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I wonder if theyll ever add a 2nd chicago team since i heard they want to add a 2nd New York team

Ya, the Cosmos look to be the front-runners for the 2013 expansion. And, of course, there are two LA teams too.

It would be quite some time for a 2nd Chicago team, but a Cubs-Sox situation could stir up some interest.
 

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I don't really think either New York or Chicago requires or deserves a second team. We have a hard time filling up the seats for most games at Toyota Park, and with the exception of a couple of games (which may or may not have featured an aurora borealis by visiting supporters ;)), the Red Bulls have had a similar issue in Jersey.

The "location" issues in New York/Jersey are irrelevant, its easy enough to get from Manhattan/Long Island in plenty of time for the game using public transit (I left Central Park at 5 to get to the game in time this spring) which is something that can't be said for Chicago/Bridgeview.
 

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My favorite teams
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  3. Illinois-Chicago Flames
  4. Loyola Ramblers
  5. Northern Illinois Huskies
  6. Northwestern Wildcats
Ya, LA, having no American Football, is an exception.
 

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Another Chicago Team could be great, but it could be bad.

The Fire have a good fan base as it is. Adding another team could ruin that. But it also could add to the rivalry factor.
 

Jntg4

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My favorite teams
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  1. Chicago Bulls
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  1. Chicago State Cougars
  2. DePaul Blue Demons
  3. Illinois-Chicago Flames
  4. Loyola Ramblers
  5. Northern Illinois Huskies
  6. Northwestern Wildcats
Ya, if the Fire's fan base gets karge enough, this could be a great idea though.
 

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Chivas USA was a possible 2nd team for Chicago when they first entered the league. Thank fuck they weren't.

This is Fire town.
 

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