The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) sent out a press-release on Monday thanking the thousands of suckers who thought they were getting a team in Kansas City.
"We would like to thank all the people in Kansas City who came out and supported the team with more effort and vigor than we put into finding a way to keep the team in Kansas City," stated Amanda Duffy, the managing director of operations. "We would like to thank all the fans who bought gear, cheered, supported and were evangelicals for a league that abandoned them for another city. And I like to thank all the players that played for free for FC Kansas City because we, as a league, love our amateur unpaid players."
League officials stated that fans in Kansas City could be proud of their two NWSL championships and the possibility of being an odd trivia question roughly 15 or 20 years down the road.
"We are building this league off the sweat equity of our fans, so it behooves us to ensure that we disenfranchise them just as much as any other league in the United States. It's not that we hate FC Kansas City fans, we just can't believe they dumped money into our league for so long. Everyone in the league owes them a huge debt for propping up other portions of the league and we won't remember any of that when it comes time for us to start praising the Salt Lake franchise."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Salt Lake fans are assured this isn't going to happen to them.