While there is no formal investment given financially, this is a huge boost for San Antonio's position in the expansion race. He mentions that San Antonio "has the infrastructure, resources and diversity that makes San Antonio the ideal place for MLS expansion."
The part of the letter that really catches my attention is at the end where he states, "I look forward to having them as my partners." I take two things from this:
Who knows, it's been a week since this news broke and we haven't really heard anything else about it.
We do know that Hartman has involved an agency that will search for potential buyers of the Scorpions, or partners with him.
Things are definitely getting exciting here. Here is the article that McCarney was referencing; it appeared in the San Antonio Business Journal written by W. Scott Bailey. Hartman says that identifying potential investors "process will begin to escalate in the next month or two...it is going to happen soon." The fact that Hartman is going out on his own to try and make the necessary steps to bring MLS to San Antonio is very evident and truly appreciated.
These are very exciting times for San Antonio & the Scorpions. We are the reigning NASL Champions, we beat FC Dallas to claim the deeproot Funds Cup, and expectations are high this year with a repeat a strong possibility. The prospect of becoming a MLS team is very exciting, but there is still work to do. The next few months should give us an idea of where we are in MLS' eye on possible expansion. Keep following to see what happens!
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