One can argue that St. Louis belongs in MLS but I don’t think that anyone can argue that Jeff Cooper belongs in MLS. According to reports out of St. Louis, both the NASL’s AC St. Louis and the WPS’ St. Louis Athletica are facing serious financial problems and are scrambling to put together new investment. With the USSF, NASL and WPS all coming out an acknowledging problems in STL, it’s clear that this is bad.
Regardless of how Cooper and his franchises have reached this point, it just goes to show that his group has never had the kind of money to match his mouth and his dreams. Not only has MLS looked smart like Fake Sigi says, but you have think that this must end the St. Louis MLS dream. The money isn’t there, it hasn’t ever been there, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.