Moving to the same state as the two teams with the lowest league attendance figures doesn't make sense either. It also supposedly shuts out San Antonio which means another more ferocious rivalry won't take place either. I wonder if the Crew were forced to play 2019 in Columbus would the Hell is Real derby matches change MLS's minds on the matter. I still don't know where the Austin team is planning to train as that's not really been addressed so far as I'm aware. UT's soccer stadium is also the track and field stadium so they'd have to deal with that mess for the first 3 months of the season if they were to work out of there.
Some Save The Crew peeps said they might "root" for FC Cincinnati, but they would not ever support it to the same levels as they have with Columbus. When people screen shot pictures of a bottle of ketchup and mustard as the only condiments available at the stadium last week it's just disgusting that no other owner has openly called that out. I know they all probably have an agreement of some sort, but I'm certain that if Jerry Jones can be told to shut up and play by the rules by other NFL owners, MLS owners should be able to do the same thing.