Nashville probably moves back East next year when Austin and Sacramento join. This is just a one-year annoyance for them to maintain the same amount of teams in each conference.How about moving Chicago west, and getting Nashville east? Chicago got Minnesota. The Great Lakes Derby.
You don't need to do anything with Chicago. We currently have 13 in each conference. Add Austin and Sacramento to the West, and it has 15 to 13 in the East. So you flip Nashville East and have 14-14.huh? but if you move chicago west and nashville east, it's a like-for-like swap
We're talking about this season, it would have made more sense to have nashville in the east and move chicago west for one season.You don't need to do anything with Chicago. We currently have 13 in each conference. Add Austin and Sacramento to the West, and it has 15 to 13 in the East. So you flip Nashville East and have 14-14.
Upcoming ExpansionI would expect Nashville to flip back to the East in 2021 when Austin joins, and stay there when Sacramento and St. Louis join the following year. That would have 13 in the West and 14 in the East in 2021 and then 15 West and 14 East in 2022.
Of course, the league could further subdivide in either of those years too.
Chicago frankly makes a lot more sense in the West than Nashville, but I assume the league did not want them to flip away from their traditional home for only one year.
mls has done this for a while now. they release "home openers" to get hype i guess. even though the schedule is probably already done anyway. what sucks is we wait like a month to get the whole thing. this year it may be less time since the season starts like a week earlier.I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a schedule released in fragments ? Most sports leagues release a full fixture list at once .