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11-07-2013, 07:41 PM
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NYC is too large a city for a club to bear the name of the entire city and expect everyone to fall in love with the club. Not to mention that they don't even play in NYC. NYC is too diverse, too expansive, there was a time when the city had 4 baseball teams and it still didn't feel like it was enough. I don't see 8 million people rallying behind just the RBs or Cosmos even if they were all footy fans. Truly loyal and committed support is built on the community level. There is no "London FC" Each team in London represents a unique neighborhood and out of those locally based clubs notoriety, popularity and prestige were built. The MLS is trying to take the fast method in growing the sport and they're using the wrong model, you don't build the game from the top-down but rather from the bottom-up.

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