28 July 2010

Something done in the next 12 months?

This quote comes from SI.com.

"Garber: If we could write the book, the next chapter would be a second team in New York. We're working hard to achieve that. We've been spending time talking to potential investors, doing a lot of planning to figure out how to make the economics work. The Red Bulls have been very supportive of having a hometown rival. I hope our 20th team is in New York City. We've got a lot of work to do to achieve that.

SI.com: Would it be in Brooklyn, Queens or somewhere else?

Garber: We're looking at a number of different sites, sites in Queens for the most part, and not just at Shea but Long Island City and Flushing Meadow Park. So we have three particular sites we're looking at. But we have a lot of work to do to get something done. It's a very difficult market, very crowded.

SI.com: What year would you be hoping to start that team?

Garber: It certainly wouldn't be any earlier than 2013, and we're racing up against a deadline to get it done by '13. In order to get it done by 2013 we've got to get something done in the next 12 months."

So, with that being said - we now see they are "racing" against a deadline. Can we see something done in the next 12 months?

Long Island City? We hear at This is Cosmos Coutnry feel its going to be next to Citi Field.

So can at this time this summer we be speaking about signings and potential coaches?

Keep me crossed everyone!

3 comments until now.

Bryon + July 28, 2010 2:32 PM (#) :

Promising news. I can tell you that I would buy season tickets.

Anonymous + July 28, 2010 3:13 PM (#) :

LIC would be dope! I can't imagine that getting done in the next 15 years, but that's right over the river. As much as I love the Shea area, you really can't beat something a stones throw from Manhattan in the Proper

Anonymous + August 1, 2010 3:25 PM (#) :

Concerning NYC2. Was really happy that Garber mention Long Island City Queen as a possile stadium site. And I have the perfect location. The corner of Jackson Ave & 21st Street. The Stadium can have Manhattan East Sude skyline, w/ the 59 st Bridge just a few blocks away. You have the E, F, G, 7 & I think the N, R trains near by. It'e the beginning of the L.I.E, the entrance to the MIdtown tunnel., THE B.Q.E IS ALSO CLOSE. Tri-Bridge can bring people from Conn. Bronx, Westchester, Yonkers, Mount Vernon etc, The rest of the boroughs are maybe 20-30 min drive way.

I can see it now. NY Cosmos FC Park