Saturday, February 21, 2009

Evaluating Vancouver's MLS bid

I just finished a long exploration of Vancouver's MLS chances (specifically regarding the B.C. Place plans) over at The 24th Minute: might be worth a look for any of you interested in the Whitecaps or MLS expansion. Feel free to leave comments for me there or here, or shoot me an e-mail at andrew_bucholtz [at] hotmail dot com. We can also discuss it tomorrow on Premier League Punditry (starting at 1:30 p.m. as always) if there's interest.


  1. I heard Miami is getting cold feet which will only help...but typical Vancouver that Greg Kerfoot is willing to foot the bill and it still doesn't get built. Only in Vancouver.

  2. Yeah, it's unbelievable to me what Kerfoot has had to fight through considering that billionaires in every other city are constantly demanding handouts for new arenas or threatening to leave if they don't get a new publicly-funded stadium. Unfortunately, I think things might get even tougher with Robertson running the show; say what you like about Sam Sullivan, but he was a pretty consistent supporter of the Whitecaps and their MLS ambitions.

  3. Thanks Andrew. I still think it's going to bite them in the ass, but I appreciate your effort to give the other side.