A Supporter’s Lament: Franchise Relocation Shouldn’t Result In Club Oblivion — AFTN

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A Supporter’s Lament: Franchise Relocation Shouldn’t Result In Club Oblivion — AFTN

by Devon Rowcliffe

With the possibility of DC United becoming the second MLS club to move cities in less than a decade, I would like to share several ideas for preventing Major League Soccer clubs from ever having to relocate in the future.

But first, a personal introduction. I am, admittedly, “that guy”. Constantly unleashing my puritanical moaning across the internet about Houston Dynamo and Orlando City SC – or more specifically, chastising the fact that both clubs were born out of franchise relocation. (And bear with me when I use the F-word – franchise – for I am not using it as a synonym for “club”.)

I detest relocation. It makes my skin crawl. In my mind, it is the most fetid act of betrayal in professional sports.

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