Brooklyn hoping to trump Queens as next MLS expansion home

Brooklyn hoping to trump Queens as next MLS expansion home

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Brooklyn hoping to trump Queens as next MLS expansion home

MLS may be fixated on putting its next expansion club in Queens, but there is at least one man in New York City who would prefer to see it be in Brooklyn instead.

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz has come out and publicly said he hopes MLS drops its plans to build a stadium in Flushing Meadows Park, as he believes Brooklyn would be better suited to house a professional soccer club in New York.  Markowitz also claimed that there are more soccer-starved fans in Brooklyn than in Queens.

Markowitz suggested East New York or Brownsville as potential locations for a stadium, saying that both struggling neighborhoods could use the economic boost that would come from having an MLS team and they have empty land and good transportation access. Other locations he mentioned were East Williamsburg and Bushwick.

MLS has since reaffirmed its plans for Queens to be the home of the 20th club in the league.

What do you think of Markowitz wanting the club to be in Brooklyn? Prefer the Queens location? Think it is a good back-up plan for MLS should Queens not work out?

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