St. Petersburg voters may have a big say in the future of the soccer team.
Soccer is now a part of the permanent sports landscape of the United States with leagues and national teams and in fact, the American women’s team is one of the strongest squads in the world. But there is still a state of flux as soccer seeks a niche. Major League Soccer seems firmly established but none of the individual franchise owners have made any money on their teams. Jonathan Kraft, the son of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has turned his attention to the family’s other business, Major League Soccer and that league’s expansion process. Jonathan Kraft, whose family owns the New England Revolution, is reviewing now 11 applications that Major League Soccer has received to see if any of the proposals work well enough to fill four slots that have been allocated for the expansion. That would take the number of teams in a league in its two-decade existence to 28.
Al Lang Stadium would be renovated if Bill Edwards gets his Rowdies into the MLS.