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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old January 19th, 2011, 18:19 Thread Starter
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Boca Jr USA?

Famed Argentine club re-examining foray into MLS

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – For many world-renowned clubs, Chivas USA’s introduction into MLS in 2005 was an example of how they could expand and tap into a fertile field with plenty of growth potential.

Two years ago, European powerhouse FC Barcelona toyed with establishing an expansion club in Miami. Now, it's Argentine giants Boca Juniors who have the idea of planting a seed in the States.

Boca Juniors manager of marketing and business management Pablo Fuentes told that he recently spoke with MLS about a possible deal between the two sides.

“We spoke for about an hour about the chances of Boca playing over there and forming a franchise with the ‘Boca Juniors’ name, like Chivas [de Guadalajara],” said Fuentes. “As Boca’s manager of marketing, I think it would be spectacular and it’s not something that’s far-fetched.”

An MLS spokesperson confirmed that the league maintains a good working relationship with Boca but that the immediate focus for expansion remains a second club in New York as the league's 20th team after Montreal joins MLS in 2012.
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Garber: We're interested in exploring opportunities with Argentine clubs

MLS Commissioner talks to media in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – If Argentine giants Boca Juniors are interested in expanding into Major League Soccer, MLS Commissioner Don Garber knows nothing about it.

Down in the Argentine capital after a vacation in the Patagonia region, Garber told reporters that, “There hasn’t been a conversation between Boca and MLS” about the club’s interest to establish a franchise in the US’ top division.

“I read [about Boca Juniors' interest] in the press,” Garber told the media on Friday. “If they want a franchise in MLS, I am not aware.”

However, he hinted that the door is open for Boca Juniors as well as the other top clubs in Argentina to establish a working relationship with MLS.

“I have a lot of respect for Argentine soccer and clubs such as Boca, River Plate and Independiente. I would love to explore opportunities with them.”
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What do you think about this, EPJr, do you think it would work?

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