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MLS to Miami - Oshan got it right

Jeremiah took a tongue-in-cheek look at what Don Garber would say to the Miami Ultras and he met prior to today's Combine action. Except that the MLS Commissioner pretty much said what Jeremiah said he would.

Garber emphasized three points that would help most: getting the market excited for soccer, supporting the second division club that already exists, and supporting the Gold Cup matches to be played at FIU Stadium this summer.

If Miami is currently ripe for MLS it would have been a great idea to have more fans show up to meet the Commissioner than players who played in today's Combine games.

While Miami makes a ton of sense from a geographical and television sense. Right now there are several cities who have larger supporter groups despite the lack of a team at the highest pro-level. This includes the over 300 strong Crocketeers of San Antonio, the hundreds strong Borough Boys of NYC, and already awarded Montreal.

Think back five years. What would have happened 5 years ago if the Commissioner had announced that he would be meeting with Seattle fans to talk expansion. Or Philly? Or Portland?

If this is going to be a fan driven effort that captures the imagination of an out-of-market investor the people of Miami have to do better.

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