Vancouver Still Waiting To Get in the Stadium Game
Poor olde Bob Lenarduzzi. While everyone else doesn't have the cash for a team (St. Louis) or has to rely on public funds for a stadium (everyone else), the Vancouver Whitecaps owner seems to be the only man standing with enough dollars to do both yet he still can't get no satisfaction. And as more time passes, it certainly feels like his MLS chances are dimming.
He's gotta be hating it. I mean here is a guy who has stated repeatedly and publicly that he'll build a house with his own money, yet keeps getting cock-blocked by the alleged civic utopia that he calls home. And all the while the list of cities vying for those fleeting few MLS expansion spots keeps growing as if it where written in Chia.
Philadelphia in particular is getting on his last good nerve, what with their sure-to-dazzle waterfront stadium looking more like a reality these days. Or at least that's how this piece on Canada.com makes it sound. Nice to see that the City of Brotherly love can unnerve someone other than T.O.