Later on Aug. 9, Suttle wrote to council members: “Although today’s announcement about soccer at COTA is exciting for our city, it is not the project I would like to visit with you about. I represent Major League Soccer … MLS is the top-tier league in the U.S. We have an unbelievable opportunity.”
Suttle said Tuesday he was making a delineation between the Division 2 USL and MLS.
“Many people were confused about the levels of (U.S.) soccer. I needed to clear that up,” he added Wednesday. “Our city has never had a major league team, and there is a learning curve to the benefits.”