Posted February 18, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Las Vegas bidding for MLS Team

Las Vegas has been bidding for an NBA team for sometime, and now they are willing to settle for a MLS Team. Major league Soccer is not yet big in America, but maybe Vegas can shed a little light on the sport. Check out his excerpt from the Las Vegas Sun, piggybacked from yardbarker.com.

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman today said Major League Soccer could be a good fit for a proposed stadium in the city if an NBA franchise doesn’t work out.

Competing stadium proposals in the Las Vegas Valley are itching to lure a pro basketball team. Goodman said although basketball is “probably the best fit” for Las Vegas, the city could look at other options, he added.

“When I’m not the mayor anymore, I may very well explore Major League Soccer because I believe we have the ideal demographic here, socioeconomically, to have a very successful Major League Soccer team,” the mayor said today during his weekly news conference.

Goodman cited Las Vegas’ large Hispanic population and the sport’s growing popularity among youth as reasons soccer could succeed in Southern Nevada.

“(Soccer) is becoming a very important sport so I think that will be a natural here,” he said. “I think you can make it into a great real estate play if you took the time to put the right groups together.”

(quote from  full article courtesy yardbarker.com)

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