A Dozen Cities Officially Apply for MLS Expansion

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Tuesday was the deadline for prospective ownership groups to submit formal applications to apply for one of four MLS expansion spots. In total, twelve cities threw themselves into the ring to be added to the top tier in American and Canadian soccer. A Dozen Cities Officially Apply […] READ MORE



The Next MLS Expansion Cities

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Major League Soccer is continuously growing. Next season, it will become the largest top tier division in global soccer with 22 teams with Atlanta United and Minnesota United joining the fold. Los Angeles FC will come along in 2018, bringing the total to 23. David Beckham’s Miami project […] READ MORE



Minnesota United Joins MLS, Will Begin Play in 2017

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MLS will have two new clubs joining it’s teams in 2017. In an announcement in St. Paul, Minnesota this evening, deputy owner Dr. Bill McGuire and MLS commissioner Don Garber officially named Minnesota United as the latest to join the top tier of American soccer. They will begin play in the 2017 season. Together with […] READ MORE


Rising MLS Expansion Fees Harmful to Growth

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If reports from MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott are to be believed, the league could be charging a lot more money for prospective expansion teams. MLS recently wrapped up its Board of Governors Meetings, and the topic of expansion was on the forefront of discussions. In a statement posted to mlssoccer.com on Monday, Abbott stated […] READ MORE




MLS in Detroit: Making Sense of the Motor City's Bid

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Wednesday afternoon saw a flurry of news spew out of the Motor City as Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and prominent local businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert unveiled plans for a downtown soccer stadium that would put MLS in Detroit. In an event that was not live streamed anywhere at the request […] READ MORE


Tom Gores, Dan Gilbert Team Up To Bring MLS to Detroit

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Last week, Don Garber mentioned Detroit right behind the front runners of Sacramento and St. Louis as a city that is on the radar for MLS expansion. Today, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who is also the CEO of Detroit based Quicken Loans, have strongly hinted at plans to bring […] READ MORE