In the last few months there has been a lot of talk about expansion, most of it centered on San Jose (who got their wish granted this week), the Pacific Northwest, and to a lesser extent Philadelphia and the southwest.
Arizona and Las Vegas have been particularly loud as of late about their intentions; just today this article came out of Tuscon about how people there seem to think that a soccer team would do just swell there, what with all the Hispanic people there and you know they just go crazy for that game and will shell out for any old product that you'd put on the field, right?
Wrong you sun burnt jackass. If that were true then last nights Copa Panamericana match wouldn't have only drawn a few hundred people? Maybe the good people of Arizona don't think Boca Juniors is up to their high standards. Oh well, screw 'em...that's what they get for not celebrating MLK day.
Vegas has had a bit of buzz around it as well and are poised to hold a match between two Mexican League sides tonight; they seem to be faring a bit better with 6K tickets sold in advance.
It is a shame though that the promoters of these events appear to ignore the non-Hispanic fan. With Spanish only websites and promotion you'd never know any of these events where going on unless you're tied in to the local Hispanic community which is a shame because there are alot of soccer fans who are going to miss some good futbol. And a few promoters who are going to miss out on some money.