Chicago Tribune article calls for #ProRelForUSA
I’ve made posts in the past about the rapid growth of the #ProRelForUSA Open Pyramid movement… recently writer John Kass authored an article in one of the largest news papers in the nation, the Chicago Tribune, touting the virtues of a second club for Chicago playing in the NASL to compete with the existing MLS Chicago Fire branch outfit and promotion and relegation.
U.S. sports owners talk competition Why don’t they practice it? My column on 2 teams for #Chicago & #ProRelForUSA https://t.co/9jYaaMWcTM
— John Kass (@John_Kass) February 18, 2016
This isn’t the first (or likely last) article from a writer in a city with interests in MLS to write a great piece such as this one. Last year Andy Furillo penned a great piece in the Sacramento Bee letting us know “It’s time for promotion and relegation”.
With every article in a mainstream media sports section the Open Pyramid movement starts to look more and more like the shift in opinion sports fans saw concerning the college football bowl system. The arguments of “this is the way its always been done” and “there it too much money in bowls” rapidly changed due to message boards, social media and writers sticking their nose out there and advocating for a radical change to a playoff system.
It just took people calling for it… raising their collective voices until it was undeniable that it was going to be a money maker for the decision makers and things changed. If 100 plus years of college football bowl going tradition can be changed by the NCAA in a few short years then a few short years of MLS history can be changed by the USSF in the blink of an eye.
Continue to speak up… join the conversation online by using the #ProRelForUSA hashtag. Let your voice be heard!