So lets say this happens and Wilf actually starts an MLS team. What happens to the Stars?
Based on recent history in the league, who's to say they couldn't become our MLS team.
Would it be the same though? Didn't the previous D2 teams that "moved up" to MLS have the same ownership group. I know the league could sell the rights to the Stars to Wilf/MLS. But my question is more hypothetical on what happens if Wilf's decides not go that route.
The only way the NASL is gonna get money from Zigy is if he buys the NASL Stars. Zigy could just as easily start up an MLS team name them the stars and the NASL could do nothing about it, the only rights the NASL has for pro soccer in Minnesota is for D2.
Unless the NASL waives any purchasing fee in exchange that the Stars would play in the NASL until the move up and USSF waived the 20 million down I doubt Zigy will touch Nessie as she is now.
but we are getting ahead of ourselves here, the article mentions nothing about how this thing is gonna get funded.
edit to add: thinking about it there probably would be copyright issue with Zigy starting up an MLS team and naming them Stars. So as KJ mentioned that is a way the NASL would probably get money from Zigy.