What They're Saying: Dave Checketts

"The Burn, the Rapids, the Chicago Fire — listening to that, you couldn’t tell if it was a lacrosse team or an arena football team. Kind of [like] these wacky nicknames. The whole league lacked credibility.”

-- Former Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts, who started the move of MLS expansion teams to adopt traditional soccer names when he decided to name RSL after Real Madrid. The latest example: Atlanta United FC. (New York Times)
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