What questions I ask as a European when choosing an MLS team:

1. Is the owner someone invested in the community?

2. Does the team have their own stadium?

3. Is the pitch made of grass. Not hybrid grass, GRASS!


Next: teams it can’t be based on this criteria.

Charlotte FC ❌
Vancouver Whitecaps ❌
Toronto FC ❌
New England Revolution ❌
Seattle Sounders ❌
Atlanta United ❌ (you’re a great owner Arthur, I’d maybe even overlook the stadium IF you played on GRASS!)
Portland Timbers ❌

A lot to like about these clubs but ❌

Nearly forgot:

The Two “New York” teams ❌

Teams remaining:

Minnesota United
DC United
LA Galaxy
Colorado Rapids
Inter Miami
Orlando City
Nashville SC
Columbus Crew
San Jose Earthquakes
Austin FC
CF Montreal
Houston Dynamo
Chicago Fire
FC Dallas

This is where I establish for different reasons other teams I can’t see myself with

LA Galaxy (too star oriented as name suggests) ❌

RSL (the “Real”) ❌

Colorado Rapids (not a fan of the owner) ❌

Inter Miami (I’m not looking for a circus) ❌

DC United (fan issues) ❌

Minnesota United (too reminiscent of two clubs I don’t like) ❌

Houston Dynamo (other teams in the area Im not fussed on) ❌

Chicago Fire (read they’ve not treated their fans the best like DC) ❌

Columbus Crew (majority owners) ❌

The contenders I need more info on.

CF Montréal ✅
Orlando City SC ✅
Philadelphia Union ✅
FC Dallas ✅
Nashville SC ✅
San Jose Earthquakes ✅
Austin FC ✅

Any recommendations for media (YouTube, articles, etc) to get more information about these teams would be most welcome.

Thank you.

#MLS #AllForCity  #SportingKC  #LAFC  #CFMTL  #VamosOrlando  #Doop  #DTID 
#EveryoneN  #quakes74  #Verde 


Thank you for all your responses. The following teams are no longer in the running:

SKC & STL ❌ (hurts to not pick either but that’s the point, I couldn’t split them. Two great clubs that are awesome for MLS!)

LAFC ❌ (I don’t do glory hunting but respect)
And then there were 7. 22 teams will not be my team for different reasons. Some I respect, some I don’t but there’s enough quality and proper support in MLS for it to work if they could just get the basics right!

The next wave can’t just continue to be expansion imo.
Philadelphia Union ❌

I have to say there’s very little to dislike about the Union other than that “we’re from Philly” chant. Great club, built and run the right way. So why not? Their rivals are the NY teams and I want to despise them for who they are, not because I support Phi
Big shout out to @O_SilverRey_O though. Hopefully we can stay in touch. Always got time for true football/soccer fans. Thanks for your input. 👍
Houston Dynamo & Austin FC. ❌

Glad Austin got a team but f their owner. They deserve better but thankfully he’s basically been nurtured.

I gave Houston a chance out of respect for one of my favourite people on here @SunshineTX50 but if it’s MLS TX, it’s #DTID
CF Montréal ✅
Orlando City SC ✅
FC Dallas ✅
Nashville SC ✅
San Jose Earthquakes ✅

And then there were 5. Will it be history or someone more recent?

What I love is that completely organically I’ve ended up with teams from East, West, South and North (MTL)
Damn, this is so difficult now. I’d be proud to support any of them from what I know.

Gotta make a pick though…
Can I support 5 teams?!
FC Dallas ❌ so much respect for this club and their investment in youth. Dare I say the Ajax of MLS? The only “downside” is the agreement with Bayern. I’m against “feeder clubs” at the best of times and when that club is Bayern, that’s enough for me to walk. Ha Ho He Hertha BSC!
I should point out, i have absolute respect for Bayern (other than their QA deal) but their just too damn dominant for the good of the league and so for the good of German football HAVE to support against them (other than against RBL or Hoffenheim) #fiftyplusone
The final 4

Orlando City SC ✅
Nashville SC ✅
San Jose Earthquakes ✅
CF Montréal ✅
They’re * weird auto correct that always happens!
With these 4, it’s paper thin. The only thing I can think to do now is watch some games and see which atmosphere, community, fan groups, players etc grabs me.

I hope I’ve given a good account of what in part is a fantastic and underrated league. It’s the fans that make it! ❤️
If you’re still here and want to find out the conclusion of this then you’ll find the final part here:

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with My Teams In 3 - Sell the A’s!

My Teams In 3 - Sell the A’s! Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @MyTeamsIn3

Jun 21
The final four deserve their own thread.

I’m going to look into these four teams and state what I like or barely dislike about each one.

#MLS #VamosSJ #EveryoneN #VamosOrlando #CFMTL

San Jose Earthquakes:

Importance to their community, especially the Latin community. ✅

History ✅

Rivalry w/LAG ✅

Unique name that reflects their city even though it’s a weird choice 😂✅

Supporter’s section ✅

The Mascot Moment 😂✅

San Jose Earthquakes:

Due respect, I’m all for the spirit of punk but that wouldn’t be my choice of anthem (please don’t throw rocks at me) ❌

18,000 and it still rarely looks full or creates an atmosphere outside of the supporter’s section ❌

Deserve better ❌

Read 24 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!