These 12 expansion applications come from all over the United States, and it is exciting to see several markets close to Columbus in the applicant pool, including Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis and St. Louis. Our Crew SC supporters have a chance to see some healthy new regional rivalries develop within MLS in the coming years.
Amateur Austin blogger Josh Babetski claims an MLS team belongs to Austin somehow
Remember what happens when someone tries to claim something that belongs to #Austin! Join the fight for our soccer market! #MLSinATX
Twitter user mentions Garber ATX visits and City Council Resolution
@CTLFClobos – “No secret Austin is making a bid – Garber here twice & city council resolution”
“city council resolution” presumably refers to the city council meeting on March 6, 2014?
Austin blogger Babetski cites private chatter w/in Crew organization
Austin blogger Josh Babetski mentions that Crew was considering moving the team (cited non-public source and has since declined to reveal that source in October 2017 when asked). The quote in question is “There’s not a lot of public chatter that the Columbus organization is looking to move the club” (italics in original).
Spanish language Twitter account to bring MLS to Austin established
@FutballATX: “Desde 2014 hemos estado uniendo a la comunidad amante del #fútbol de #Austin. Ayúdenos a traer un equipo @MLS en la capital de Texas!” Link to Original Tweet
Translation: “Since 2014 we have been uniting the #Austin #fútbol loving community. Help us bring a @MLS team in the capital of Texas!”