That takes away a big chunk of the league's (read: Garber's) power over a team, something they're not likely to cede without serious thought.
So unless the league is going to change their minds about not wanting to play at cavernous Ford Field in Detroit, this likely means "Welcome to MLS, Sacramento".
Note that the MLS Board of Governors met at the All Star Game on August 2, and within a week MLS, in addition to giving Suttle what amounts to MLS credentials also registered two proposed team names including the monumentally unique and exciting "Austin FC".
Meanwhile, PSV started the "MLS2ATX" website ("a community of supporters working together to bring Major League Soccer to Austin, TX.") and at least two astroturf twitter accounts purporting to be run by grassroots supporters.
Hell, Lalas would have gladly met him in the parking lot or the hotel bar or the Sky Lounge at Toronto Pearson.