A pair of votes in the coming weeks on the financing of a new soccer stadium in Orlando may be the only thing standing in the way of Orlando City SC obtaining an MLS expansion franchise.
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From this article I learned that it takes a lot more than registering to join a league. There is all kinds of funding work that has to take place, they look and see where and who they are getting the money from, if they have a fanbase that would support such a team. There is a whole support league that is beneath the MLS and that is where a lot of these potential teams like Orlando FC that is in the article are coming from. I also didnt realize that there had been so many failed MLS teams before, there were all kinds of teams that had only been in the league a few years and they fell apart.
I found it interesting that they are still adding teams to the MLS. All of the other leagues in the US for the most part are set in their ways, but the MLS is planning to expand to 24 teams in the next few years, with other teams like NYCFC which is a team co owned by the yankees and Manchester City FC.
I selected this article becuase of all the aspects that go into a league expansion as well as my interest in the sport overall. I think that the expansion of the MLS is an extremely interesting topic and something i would highly consider as a proffession later on. I also picked it because I saw that the owner said that he would like to make it Brazil's team in the USA. i thought this was an interesting statement because of how America started in the first place, as a country of imigrants. Many of the imigrants from Brazil go to Orlando so there is a very large Brazilian fan base there, hopefully one enough to support a soccer team. I though that this model was an interesting ones because of all the different nationality and if the other teams in the MLS could somehow give their team the kind of solidarity that he is trying to give his team they could try and achieve a type of nationalism within their reigon in support of their soccer team.
This information can help me in my future because if i plan to enter the sports management there will be all soirts of problems with funding and other issues that mirror the ones that a team trying to enter the league will face. There are board issues that will be addressed there are event management sponsorship deals and player contracts to consider all with this new expansion.