Minnesota: no intrastate or like a St. Paul team or next door team.
North Carolina or Carolina: ditto
Atlanta: south of the capital. NHL failure. Charlotte or Raleigh probably deserves a squad more.
Sacramento: has San Jose as a neighbor.
San Antonio/Austin. Houston not far. Dallas in market.
Miami. Oh well.
Tampa not really far from Orlando either.
Cincinnati: Columbus essentially right down the street in same state.
Detroit: wide open.
St. Louis has its KC neighbor
Nashville is as wide open as North Carolina.
Las Vegas is a nympho newbie.
Arizona empty. Of course I mean the MLS level.
San Diego. While there is two LA, again.
San Diego butts up against a market, much in the way Cincinnati and St. Louis are? Which markets and how much hardship does this put on them for their bids?
As reported by SI on its expansion city profile for Cinci:
Regarding Columbus, Garber said, “We’re trying to capture that soccer thing, which are neighborhood rivalries … Our rivalry games that we have are our highest-rated games on television and I don’t think—we’re not thinking about putting a second team in Columbus. We’re thinking about putting it in down the interstate so that you can get a bunch of people in buses and cars trying to prove that they’re better than their neighbor. Should we decide to come here it will be creative and of great benefit to [the Crew]. There’s no doubt in my mind about that.”