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Good news for Northwest was bad for St. Louis

Seattle Sounders FC and its fans must have been thrilled with the recent round of expansion that will being MLS teams to Vancouver and Portland in 2011.

However, for every expansion winner there are expansion losers, and the sting must have been especially strong in St. Louis, which seemed an early favorite and was disappointed yet again.

However, commissioner Don Garber makes the case that MLS is now pretty well represented on the coasts and the future expansion -- perhaps as early as 2012 -- will be looking to fill in other areas of the country, including the Midwest, which could mean St. Louis finally gets its turn.

And it seems to me if this is going to be a real national league, they're going to have to try again to make something work in the Southeast: Atlanta? Tampa Bay? Miami?