So this happened this evening...
Just spoke with MLS commissioner Don Garber, who said the New York Cosmos will NOT be the second New York MLS team #MLS— Armen Bedakian (@ArmenBedakian) April 25, 2013
And so did this, courtesy of Jonathan Tannenwald at Philly.com...
I've talked with multiple sources and have been told that the owners of English Premier League powerhouse Manchester City are now once again in the lead to take hold of MLS' 20th franchise.
And (last one, promise) so did this...
Don Garber says he's "hopeful to make announcement on expansion team in New York within next 4-6 weeks." #MLS— Luke Wileman (@LukeWileman) April 25, 2013
So this is interesting. Of course, Man City have a ton of money, so maybe this might grease the wheels on the stadium that New York politicians aren't particularly that thrilled about. Then again, we don't need another farm team in MLS (especially since MLS has been yielding good value for EPL teams).
I'm no fan of a second New York team* -- or, more accurately, Don Garber's headlong rush to put a team in his home borough -- and it's late, so feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.
But I will leave you with this: Maybe MLS has fallen victim to the sunk cost fallacy.
*I'll be honest: I do think a second team in New York would be a good thing. Down the road. Should the Cosmos prove popular and profitable. But not a second sooner.