FC Cincinnati fans express hope, helplessness about MLS selection process

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 19:14:32-05

CINCINNATI - Some FC Cincinnati fans are holding out hope that the Soccer Santa still has a Major League Soccer team in his bag for the Queen City.

Maybe even a year earlier than expected.

@ChettyMein wasn't discouraged by the news that  MLS apparently plans to award one of its two 2020 expansion teams to Nashville on Wednesday.

Other followers think FC Cincinnati could jump the line and take the spot reserved for Miami in 2019. David Beckham's group hasn't been able to get its act or investor group together for three years now.

Another FC Cincinnati follower questioned how MLS could leave Ohio without a team amid speculation of the Columbus Crew moving to Austin? 

But other FC Cincinnati fans felt more dissed and disappointed than positive. Some don't even want to wait for the next round of MLS expansion, tentatively scheduled for 2024.

No matter what FC Cincinnati fans think, FOX soccer analyst Stuart Holden and Sports Illustrated soccer writer Brian Straus said Nashville deserves an MLS bid even though it doesn't have a pro soccer team. Nashville joins the United Soccer League next year.