- Oct 16, 2018
I agree on the proposal side, but there is a lot more to it than just that. CFG has more money than God at this point stashed away in their Dubai banks, so any plan that is laid out and on the track for approval, they could easily come in and either expand it or up the budgets on the plan to help them win the approval.I don't think that's necessarily true - I think that's bias and entitlement speaking. NYCFC isn't the phenomenon us fans think it is, a "can't miss" opportunity for the city. There is nothing preventing another well organized soccer club from putting forth a superior proposal.
Also, this team hasn't revealed any financial backers to it at all. Villa isn't the primary financial backer of this team and has associated himself to it to give it some legs as well as a outlet for his academy players.
And then you have the last elephant in the room, does MLS want this club to happen? MLS and USL are tied at the hip, and if MLS thinks that this club could damage their products, attendance, etc, they won't allow it to happen. A lot of moving parts are involved in this and I'd think this is more of a dream at this point than anything.