I saw that one too. He seems like the man. Really respect him based on that vid
He is/you definitely should. I've worked with a bunch of great people in my (almost) 3 years there. Fernando is likely far and away the kindest. He just puts you in a good mood just by being there. And he's always been very good to me in my limited interaction with him on a game by game basis.
I don't see many fans leaving, at least not ones that go to games. The burden will be on the new team to get fans but with Yankee and Man City money I'm sure they will pull out all the stops to do so. We'll see though
the Red Bulls have all of the power in the world to not let this **** them over. If NYC FC puts together a great staff, they'll put themselves on equal footing with the Red Bulls for support, which is fine for both teams (or at least, doesn't have to be a negative). But unless the Red Bulls either get better people in there, or learn to **** up less, they'll get bypassed by this new team. Unless they hire incompetent people on their end. If that happens, then hooray double the incompetency?
What a mess. Cosmos, RB, and City all 30 miles from each other.
The Cosmos are completely irrelevant to the picture. They balked at paying the franchise fee to be an MLS team so they're in the lower league. They're not going to be a draw for fans or top talent and will essentially fill the role of a minor league baseball team. They'll be a draw in their local community, but no one will care on a grander scale.
Pretty much. Nostalgia may get some people to check them out. Then when they realize its not a top league, its 2nd tier talent, and that there are teams in the top domestic league miles away from where they're located... no one will stick with it. There's little reason to.