With the MLS potentially adding four more franchises to make a total of 24 in the next few years, the commish has stated that they're actively looking to add franchises mostly into southeastern markets. I am hoping though that one of the teams gets placed in a Midwestern city to make a closer rival for the Crew. There have been rumors that Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis all could be potential cities for expansion. There's also Pittsburgh, while not technically in the Midwest, would be a great rival. Which of these cities would you prefer?
I for one think that the two best options for the Crew would be Detroit or Indianapolis. Both are close enough to make rivalry matches very interesting in terms of travel. Also, with Michigan we have a historic rivalry that goes back hundreds of years which now manifests itself in OSU vs Michigan, and CBJ vs Red Wings. Indianapolis is very close and could bridge the gap between us and Chicago, creating a possible three-way midwest cup (similar to the cascadia cup).