07 February 2011

MLS still talking to New York

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MLS Executive Vice President of Communcation Dan Courtemanche recently had an on-line chat with fans on http://atlantasoccerblog.com/2011/01/mls-to-atlanta/

On that chat, SOMEONE posted a question about if Atlanta could contend for the 20th spot or beyond? Here was the response.

Dan Courtemanche: 
I see Nick's comment about Atlanta as a contender for the 20th team. At the present time we remain focused on securing a 20th team for Major League Soccer in New York. We have also met with several potential ownership groups for a second team in the New York area. 

He also went on to say:

Dan Courtemanche: 
With New York, we have many potential owners, a vibrant soccer market and stadium discussions taking place. Those items help. 

Many people have said that NYC expansion is dead, but it seems the league is still very focused on it.