MLS Expansion - League to make 'major announcement' in Philly
Fans are welcome to stop by and cheer on their new team.
Now the question becomes what to call the club. The main names floating around are the Philadelphia Athletics and Philadelphia Independence. Last week I placed a poll up asking what name folks preferred but both currently stand tied at 29% each (although 31% don't want either name), so there does not seem to be a fan favorite. It will be interesting to see if the owners try the Dynamo route and have a 'pick the name' contest or if they go with Seattle and just ask folks to submit names from which they will pick.
No matter what their name, they will start play in 2010, thus adding the final piece to the East coast rivalry (DC-Philly-NY-New England). Hopefully the close locations will allow fans to travel to more matches.
Congrats to Philadelphia and the Sons of Ben on getting this club.
Here are the full details:
The Wharf at Rivertown
2501 Seaport Drive
Chester, PA, 19013