SOCCER FANS: Need your opinion on a new Phoenix Rising FC and MLS soccer forum

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  1. MadCardDisease

    MadCardDisease Moderator Contributor

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    Calling all soccer fans!

    We need your opinion. Are you guys interested in a new "Phoenix Rising FC and MLS" forum?

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    Currently I've been putting all Phoenix Rising FC posts in the "Phoenix Mercury/Other Arizona Sports" forum. It just doesn't seem right to be spamming the Mercury forum with these posts. That is why I'm suggesting we add an additional forum for our Arizona Professional Soccer team.

    Phoenix Rising FC is currently in the USL (United Soccer League) and is one of a dozen teams applying for MLS expansion. They have already built a temporary stadium that you may have seen just north of the Tempe Marketplace on the north side of the 202. If they do become a MLS franchise they will immediately begin building their new larger climate controlled stadium on that same site.

    I think it would be cool to be out in front of the MLS bid. Should Phoenix Rising become one of the MLS expansion teams we could then claim that we were the original fan message board for Phoenix Rising FC.

    Also I believe that soccer has finally turned a corner here in the US. It has become extremely popular among people under the age of 45. MLS is as healthy as it has ever been. This new forum would allow fans of Phoenix Rising and MLS in general to discuss related topics.

    What say you guys? Would you be in favor of this new forum?
     
  2. Ronin

    Ronin Mad scientist behind the keyboard Contributor

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    I would be in favor of the new forum.
    I follow the MLS more than the Euro leagues, but then again I more of a casual fan of the MLS. The reason being is that there is no local team to cheer for.
    The new forum would open the door for fans of the Phoenix Rising and MLS to post here.
     
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  3. Dback Jon

    Dback Jon Killer Snail Contributor

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    yes - It would bring some visibility to it
     
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  4. Brian in Mesa

    Brian in Mesa BIMâ„¢ Contributor

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    I am not much of a soccer fan.

    I'd still be all for the forum.
     
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  5. Skratchy_Seal

    Skratchy_Seal Registered Contributor

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    Yes, I'd support a separate Phoenix Rising FC MLS/USL forum.
     
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  6. Stout

    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    It's not a bad idea. I'm not an MLS fan and don't follow the league at all, but go for it.
     
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  7. gmabel830

    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    New forum - absolutely!! Hail Drogba!!

    Would it make sense to have a Phoenix Rising Forum and then maybe have some sub-forums for those interested (I'm much more interested in EPL and Champions League than MLS... but that will change if Phoenix Rising joins MLS though, I'm sure)?
     
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  8. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Definitely interested here--been an LA Galaxy fan although this year I haven't followed them. But if my hometown got a team, I'd probably change my allegiance.
     
  9. dreamcastrocks

    dreamcastrocks Chopped Liver Moderator Contributor

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    No new forum. There isn't the traffic to dictate it. It it takes off later, we should definitely add it.
     
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    gmabel830 It's football season!!

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    I get it - can we re-assess if we get the MLS bid?
     
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    It is a chicken and egg thing. New forum will generate traffic. Doesn't hurt anything to try. If it fails, fold it back into current home.
     
  12. MadCardDisease

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    If you want to see real traffic you should have went to the first home game! Talk about a traffic nightmare! Took over an hour to park and many fans missed the game. Thankfully they have fixed that parking nightmare and it only took me 5-10 minutes in traffic to get parked a few weeks ago.

    But seriously. We are already getting some good traffic from the current board members and the team has only had a hand full of games so far. I believe as more people find out about the forum the traffic will increase. Especially since Phoenix Risings season happens during the Cardinals offseason.

    My hope was that we would be the trend setter.
     
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    If they are a local pro team, they deserve a forum. I mean.... The Mercury have a forum...

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    Hard to argue that logic. The Mercury have won titles though.
     
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    If it were a full MLS team, I would be completely for it.

    We had the Roadrunners here for quite a while and they didn't get a forum.
     

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