Gabriele Marcotti writes about the AFC Wimbledon-MK Dons rivalry for The Wall Street Journal:
Franchise relocation may be an accepted—if painful—part of the U.S. sports landscape. After all, without promotion and relegation, relocation is the only way besides expansion onto the big-time sports map. But in soccer, it’s pretty much anathema. No club of Wimbledon FC’s size and historical relevance has ever moved in this way or this far away.
I’ve been immersing myself in English football the past few years, and this has been one of my favorite stories to follow.