From the start, it's been the bid that made no sense. Yet, Ottawa keeps on keepin' on in its bid to bring big time (by North American standards) soccer to the capital.
Today, MLS big cheese Don Garber made his feel good visit to the city. As expected he said lots of nice things about the bid (link soon), and made an appeal for the public to throw lots of coin at the bid.
It's odd, this Ottawa thing. Nothing suggests that it will work -- a fickle sports market in the heart of hockey land with a media culture indifferent to the game.
But yet...there might just be enough to make it work. That Toronto has taken to the league helps -- God knows Ottawa likes to feel ignored by T.O. and you just know that TFC would get more press. MLS is big enough that it will make Ottawa feel like it's playing with the big boys, but small enough to consider Ottawa (MLS in Ottawa = Columbus in NHL).
Speaking personally, I just don't know if it will work. Yet, I think it might. I'll let Ottawa readers tell me if I'm on crack or not. Am I? Ottawa can't win this race, can it? Soccer couldn't work in Ottawa, could it?
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