What happens when you have a hostile fanbase and a hesitant government? Detroit MLS is a showcase of such circumstances. Continue reading Detroit’s MLS bid is doomed before it ever begins
There’s been a lot of recent buzz about expansion in Major League Soccer, the top tier of American soccer.
Part of that has been fueled by the league. MLS introduced two new franchises, Minnesota United FC and Atlanta United, this season and a lot of eyes have justifiably been set on those two squads.
The fastest way to turn your mentions on Twitter into a dumpster fire is to be critical of any sort of soccer team.
I did this on Monday, criticizing the big babies known as the fans of Detroit City FC and it suddenly turned into a discussion on why Major League Soccer is bad.
DISCLAIMER: Before I get into this, I should note I’m not an MLS basher, or hater, or whatever you think I am against MLS. I’m just a realist who sees too many reasons why Detroit shouldn’t and won’t get an MLS team.
Soccer fans around the United States woke up today to the news that Minnesota was getting an MLS team in starting in 2018. Good for them, I wish them much success and hope that the league continues to grow and flourish.
With me being from Michigan though, the first thought everyone back home had was, “WHY DOES MINNESOTA GET A TEAM WHEN DETROIT WANTS ONE SO BADLY!?”