Philadephia clearly does not deserve, nor does it actually want, a Major League Soccer team. There's a reason that the city didn't make the mistake of jumping on to the soccer bandwagon in 1996. After all, the city was the country's first capital, so Philadelphia knows what is All-American, and soccer clearly isn't it. Philadelphia has gotten this far without soccer, and continues to resist attempts by MLS to get suckered into joining the latest version of the sport that has never really caught on in this country.
Red-blooded sports like the NFL, the NBA, and baseball have been embraced by Philly fans for years, but clearly, no true Philadephian can get behind a game that cancels the use of the hands that have developed a good part of their strength hefting so many cheesesteaks.
A recent poll revealed that interest to bring MLS to Philly is minimal - a majority of responders did not vote for the city to receive an MLS team. In fact, the idea of an MLS team even failed to win 30 percent support.
The lunatic fringe that supports soccer is better suited to the towns that are predisposed to an empty-headed worship of worthless celebrities, like Los Angeles. Philadelphia should remain a pure bastion of real U.S. sports. After all, Ben Franklin never played soccer.