Developers. Usually they do douchey things like abuse eminent domain to get people out of their homes that they've owned for years so that they can put up new condos for the nuevo riche. But I'll be damned if these same people aren't going to be the ones to take MLS to the next level by getting a fleet of new stadiums off the ground. And for this, I ain't mad at 'em.
D.C.'s new real estate tycoon owners are trying to get an SSS built as part of a redevelopment plan for one of the poorest area's in the district. The long-planned Red Bull Park is part of a massive retail, hotel, and residential development in Harrison, NJ. And on the expansion front St. Louis is going to go this route if they get the chase.
The same now applies to Philadelphia as Delaware County has agreed to spend $30 million and kick in land toward $300 million soccer specific stadium complex with residential and retail space included. There still loads of work to be done, and money to get (including funds from the state) before this could happen, but it's certainly worth talking about. Especially if you are a DC or RBNY fan in need of a new neighbor to despise.