By Jason Leach
Published February 25, 2009
Great news for soccer fans in Hamilton.
The other day I mused for a moment about how cool it would be to have an MLS team here. Well, Bob Young is making the first move towards possibly seeing that happen by applying for a USL team for Hamilton, "contingent on the construction of a new stadium".
The USL is for all intents and purposes the league below the MLS. Vancouver and Montreal both have tams in the USL and are both hoping to join the MLS during one of the next rounds of MLS expansion.
Last year, Toronto FC played both Montreal and Vancouver to determine the Canadian rep in an international tournament. Let's just say that TFC didn't make it.
The fact is, with a new stadium in Hamilton the potential exists for this sort of expansion of our teams and membership into other international leagues.
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