I like the idea of bringing a major league soccer team to the metro area. St. Louis has always been a soccer kind of place and we should have a pro team.
An Alton attorney hopes to lure an MLS team here by building a publicly subsidized stadium and "soccer-park village" on 400 acres near Collinsville, IL. He hopes to have the team here for the 2009 season, the same year that the City and the St. Louis Cardinals will be hosting the baseball All-Star Game. I haven’t seen the details of his proposal, but I wish him and Collinsville every success. I think that downtown St. Louis, with its central location, is the best place in the region for major league sports teams. But, if he gets the team, I certainly hope the region supports it.