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An updated, tiered look at the MLS Expansion race

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As we enter the midway point of the MLS season, and the middle of the calendar year, we're supposedly less than six months away from a decision on MLS teams 25 and 26.

A few candidates have furthered their bids dramatically in recent months, such as the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Others have fallen off hard, with St.

Trademark filed for Detroit City SC by MLS expansion group

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Detroit has thrown its name in the hat for a possible Major League Soccer expansion side in the coming years. Now, it appears they've selected their potential future name.

According to Crains Detroit, Tom Gores' Palace Sports & Entertainment filed for federal trademark protection for "Detroit City Soccer Club" on July 6th.

Detroit jail proposal decision may take months

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After a twist offer from Detroit investor Dan Gilbert to swap a desired stadium site for a new jail complex breathed life into Detroit's MLS bid, a delayed decision may take the air right back out.

Speaking about the proposed swap, which would see Gilbert build the county and entirely new court complex in exchange for the current site of the failed jail project, Wayne County executive Warren Evans shot down any chance at a quick resolution, reports the Detroit Free Press.

MLS Ticker: Polster to miss seven weeks, several stadium updates, and more

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The Chicago Fire have composed a solid offseason so far as they seek to escape the gutter of the Eastern conference, but an unfortunate injuryhas thrown a wrench into their plans.

Fire defender Matt Polster could reportedly miss up to seven weeks after suffering a knee sprain in preseason training last week.

MLS Ticker: Atlanta sign Martinez to DP deal, Timbers add Blanco, and more

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Atlanta United has been not-so-quietly building a serious team down south, and their latest addition onlyconfirms that if you're not paying attention, you should probably start.

The team confirmed the loan signing of Venezuelan forward Josef Martinez on a DP contract, joining Hector 'Tito' Villalba and Miguel Almiron as the team's third DP, all 23 years old or younger.

Around the Forest: Everyone gets a 1-1 draw!

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Noteworthy links from Stumptown and the rest of the web on 4/28/16.

From the Wide World of Soccer:

NYCFC had a 1-1 tie against the Impact. [Hudson River Blue] [Mount Royal Soccer]

Vancouver and Sporting KC also decided to get in on the 1-1 tie action. [86 Forever] [The Blue Testament]

Atlético Madrid hold on to a 1-0 win against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Detroit announcement shows fallacy of unfettered MLS expansion

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About a year ago, I attended a convention in downtown Detroit. This meeting of about 5,000 professionals took place at various sites throughout the city and was designed to show that Detroit was back. A city of great history, musical tradition, and sporting prowess was being revitalized by aggressive private sector investment and smart government spending, shedding its old stereotypes and taking its place as a cosmopolitan gem near the Canadian border.

Detroit announcement shows fallacy of unfettered MLS expansion

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About a year ago, I attended a convention in downtown Detroit. This meeting of about 5,000 professionals took place at various sites throughout the city and was designed to show that Detroit was back. A city of great history, musical tradition, and sporting prowess was being revitalized by aggressive private sector investment and smart government spending, shedding its old stereotypes and taking its place as a cosmopolitan gem near the Canadian border.

Major Link Soccer: Motor City FC

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Detroit steamrolls itself to the front of the expansion lineup, Nagbe returns for Portland, and PRO continues to be an embarrassment

Seattle

Not surprising, but still disappointing news is that Ivanschitz is officially doubtful for the match this weekend against the Columbus Crew. Massive Report's podcast questions whether they REALLY hate Seattle or not.

Detroit group oultines plans for potential MLS franchise

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And just like that, there are plans for a proposed MLS team in Detroit.

MLS commissioner Don Garber held a press conference in Detroit on Wednesday alongside NBA owners Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert to outline the plans for a potential MLS franchise in the Motor City. The press conference came a day after Gores, the Detroit Pistons' owner, and Gilbert, the Cleveland Cavaliers' majority owner, announced that they were teaming upto form an investor group for an expansion club.

Report: NBA owners teaming up to bring MLS franchise to Detroit

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Detroit's bid to enter MLS took a big step in the right direction on Tuesday.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Tom Gores owner of the NBA's Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert are teaming up in an attempt to bring an MLS franchise to the Motor City.

To Infinity and Detroit: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 15 April 2016

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Physicists conducting controversial experiments have discovered that, like the universe, MLS is forever expanding. (Resistance is futile, also.)

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Black and red united meetup tailgate - B&RU's Facebook Page: It's B&RU meetup tailgate eve.

MLS To Detroit? Roger Faulkner’s Retro Plans

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Take the first stadium to host a FIFA World Cup game indoors (on natural grass), remove the roof, and raise the field level to the bottom of the upper deck...and we have MLS in Detroit.

That is the plan of the owners of the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, purchased by a Canadian investment group with Greek roots last November for $583,000, with the stadium in the spotlight this week as host to AC Milan vs.

17 year old Toronto FC defender retires, Clinton stumps for U.S. World Cup bid

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Toronto FC's second round pick Zachary Herold has been forced to retire at age 17 due to an abnormally thick heart muscle. He had 15 U-17 National team games under his belt and will be honored this Saturday before kickoff.

For Bob Bradley, Princeton will always feel like home. Sort of like Robbie Findley and the bench?

The Sweeper: MLS is a Suburb of Detroit

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hasn't exactly been on everybody's lips as the next great MLS market (Don Garber announced that was likely Montreal in his State of the League address yesterday).

But news from the Free Press at least potentially puts the city back on the table: "A family-owned Toronto real estate company has submitted a winning bid of $583,000 for the Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions until they moved to Ford Field in 2002, and nearly 130 adjacent acres.

The Silverdome and Major League Soccer?

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No, there isn't thing officially saying that MLS is coming to Detroit, and I'm not insinuating that it is.

Today the Pontiac Silverdome was sold for peanuts, really. $583,000 for an 80,000-seat stadium. The Silverdome certainly has aged, and it hasn't aged well, but it could always be upgraded and when it's all said and done this firm, which at the moment is still anonymous, got it for a steal.

New Teams For The USL

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I guess some would look at this as a continuation of the war of press releases between the United Soccer Leagues and the Team Owners Association, but nonetheless it's still news.

According to the press release the USL First Division will move forward next year without the member clubs of the TOA, though Tampa seems to be on-board with the USL despite flirting with TOA over the last few months.

Waza

Soccers US Open Arena Soccer Championshiop streak snapped by Waza

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3/2/13 - DETROIT - The Detroit Waza won their first major championship, edging out the San Diego Sockers 7-6, to capture the US Open Arena Soccer Championship before a sold out crowd of 1,256 at...

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Soccers US Open Arena Soccer Championshiop streak snapped by Waza

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3/2/13 - DETROIT - The Detroit Waza won their first major championship, edging out the San Diego Sockers 7-6, to capture the US Open Arena Soccer Championship before a sold out crowd of 1,256...

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U.S. Open For Arena Soccer Streak Snapped By Waza

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3/2/13 - DETROIT - The Detroit Waza won their first major championship, edging out the San Diego Sockers 7-6, to capture the U.S. Open Cup for Arena Soccer before a sold out crowd of 1,256 at the...

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Videos

Detroit, Your Boy is Back in Town

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Ever the patriot & soccer evangelist, His Ginger Majestyâ„¢ has left his Manhattan Beach headquarters for a trip back to his ancestral home: Michigan.

Dude is in town talking up the U.S.-Canuckistan Border War match in June and other Alexi Lalas things like visiting the field that was made with the grass from Detroit's World Cup game in '94.

Eminem- Despicable (Freestyle)- Awesome!

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No video, but after I heard this I felt like I had to put it up, a great bit of freestyling from Detroit's finest...



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America’s Greatest Living Poet Turns 70

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Happy Birthday, Smokey Robinson!

And if you haven't already listened to it, my friend Steve Friess did a great interview with Smokey on The Strip Podcast back in August.

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Whither Marta?

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In women's soccer news, there's the fact that the USWNT posted its final win of 2008 last night, downing China 1-0 in Detroit on the strength of a Heather O'Reilly goal. Pia's team finishes out the year with a record-setting record:  33-1-2.  And maybe the even better news is that there were more than 11,000 [.

Soccer, soccer, soccer!

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The USWNT plays China in snowy Detroit today (while the UAW and the rest of us wait for news of the auto industry bailout ... and snow falls in Michigan, and here in NH .. and presumably pretty much everywhere in between)!  After what Pia did with this team in the Olympics ... Obama might [...]

Storms, Soccer, Streep (and Maybe a Touch of Strep) on Sunday

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HollyCornblog is back on line and sent along some photos of what it was looking like in her world yesterday. Here's a beauty! In the meantime, I had the occasion to drive over toward the Monadnock region of NH (actually Antrim, Peterborough, Greenfield, etc.) and was absolutely shocked at the devastation.

So Saturday

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Saturday morning ... and please remind me to not eat handfuls of chocolate-covered cherries while Watching Rachel Maddow ... and before going to bed!  And I don't mean the sweet syrupy kind - but nice tart ones - delicious, for sure - and probably marginally good for me (yes, I do believe I could make [.

Some Soccer, Some Other Stuff-It’s Saturday

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It's a warm, foggy Saturday morning here in post-election New Hampshire.  Most of the political signs are put away, and gunshots now ring through the hillsides. Rebellion against the new socialist state?  Post-election right wing despair?  Nah.  Hunting season.  It's more personal this year than some, as the doe and two fawns that we've been watching [.

As the Dust Settles

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It's day two of what continues to feel like a new era.  Obama faces a plethora of daunting tasks, and we are on notice that for hope to burn bright, we need to roll up our sleeves and help.  That's the difference.  Obama's no white-haired GOP fake Father-Knows-Best, but a competent and inspiring leader who's [.

USWNT Wins in Virginia … Obama Will be Next!

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Having been asleep at the switch on the soccer front for awhile, I was pleased to receive a Google Alert about the USWNT's most recent win.  This one coming in Richmond, VA, where South Korea fell to the USWNT.  Vic Dorr, Jr. describes the game in the Times Dispatch.  Sounds like Angela Hucles continues her [.

Countdown to Norway … Study Up!

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I'm back from my quick road trip ... which was very successful and included a drive through the Delaware Water Gap region - an area I haven't visited in years. It was quite beautiful - more so than I remembered (from driving through in my childhood). Much of it has been reclaimed as [...]SHARETHIS.

The Rest

PASL Weekly Round-up 12/05/12

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Turlock, Detroit Give Up Big Leads, Then Rally for Big Wins 12/4/12 - One of the great things about arena soccer is that a big lead is not always a safe lead. The Detroit Waza...

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When People Say Something is "Just Crazy Enough to Work", the Detroit Stadium Plan is EXACTLY What They are Talking About

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Y'all seen then stadium proposal in Detroit? Looks crazy but if they can pull it off more power to them because I actually think The Mitten would be a better spot for an MLS club than The Wang. Not nearly as fun of a roadtrip -mojitos and beaches top all- but a better home for a soccer team.