LAFC will soon have a home
The Los Angeles Football Club may not know exactly what the team will be called when they begin play in Major League Soccer in 2018, but they know where they'll be playing. On Monday, LAFC's o
It's about TV ratings/revenue. MLS needs more eyeballs to boost ratings, and that's more likely with multiple teams in LA and NY than smaller markets. That's why Garber -- whose job as commissioner is to make as much money for the owners as possible -- has been pushing to fix the Chivas situation and to start NYCFC. LAFC is insurance for when/if the Galaxy have a down cycle, and NYCFC automatically bolsters the league's presence in a market that has emphatically shunned the Red Bulls.
I'd prefer to see the league expand its geographical footprint, ideally in the south and St. Louis, but in TV economics a 0.5 rating in LA is better than a 1.0 in, say, Seattle, and that's why you've got LAFC signed on.
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