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MLS Ticker: Torres, Minnesota United, Mastroeni and more

Photo by Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports

A Houston Dynamo forward received more bad news on the injury front, while ticket sales are booming for one of MLS’ expansion teams.

Houston Dynamo striker Erick Torres, who is currently on loan at Cruz Azul in Liga MX, suffered an MCL sprain and will be out for 6-8 weeks as a result. (READ)

Minnesota United will begin MLS play in 2017, but the club has already reached 8000 season ticket deposits since announcing that it would join the league next season. (READ)

Colorado Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni has his team near the top of the Western Conference, but he still has not discussed a new deal with the club despite his current contract expiring at the end of the year. (READ)

Toronto FC’s Armando Cooper was suspended for one match by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for “violent conduct” in the 90th minute of TFC’s match versus the New York Red Bulls last Sunday. (READ)

What do you think of Torres’ latest setback? Can Minnesota become one of MLS’ best-supported teams?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Hunky Dory

    Gotta love that small market cities are blowing away many large market cities for season ticket sales. Who needs, say, New England, in their embarrasment of a stadium, when you’ve got a Sacramento pounding down your door? One of the best things about MLS.


    • quozzel

      Does very much seem like “organic” or “natural” support is very much a thing. You see the massive ground-level of support places like Cascadia – Vancouver, Seattle, even Portland – and it does very much indicate you could probably put another highly successful program right there on the I-5 in Sacremento…actually you could probably make yourself a successful league just building teams up and down the I-5.

      Orlando definitely had a huge natural fan base already in place. Obviously Minnesota does, and there’s strong indications there’s another one in St. Louis…I’d jump all over that town, personally, especially after the NFL abandoned them.


    • Patrick

      The issue isn’t attendance, it’s market. The teams in big markets represent lucrative assets when you’re talking about tv, media and advertising rights. It’s the same reason other American leagues gravitate toward big markets.


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