NEW YORK - Don Garber reportedly added the city name Cincinnati to his list of random name-drops for MLS expansion after FC Cincinnati had over 20,000 fans at their recent game.
"I started working them into the list somewhere around Austin," stated Garber to the Major League Soccer board of directors on Monday morning. "We need to add to the long list of expansion if we are going to get to 55 teams by 2030."
Reportedly, adding Cincinnati to the list will raise the hopes of the franchise that just started playing this season leading the ownership group to attempt to find more money for the MLS expansion fee, while giving false hope to the fans there that they might have a chance when most of the expansion spots will be going to larger cities without an actual fanbase due to their ownership groups having more money and their city being considered cosmopolitan.
"It's good to have other cities names out there other than Sacramento. I think they are getting tired of being jerked around for these last few years," stated Garber. "Hopefully this Cincinnati thing will start a new trend. Perhaps we can get a pro-soccer in St Louis, or Des Moines, or Butte, or Indianapolis.... somewhere that there isn't a team already."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Cincinnati is rumored for MLS expansion by a very bored journalist.