Mls Expansion Thread

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Some new interesting reports are coming out that the Columbus Crew might not be heading to Austin. There some new reports that the Crew owner is looking at Sacremento to relocate the team. If that happens, then Sacremento would be taken off the expansion list and that would be a huge opening for Phoenix. Since Sacremento is the new #1 front-runner to have the next team, then Phoenix, Detroit and San Diego.

Texts reveal new details about Sacramento's MLS bid and the financiers being courted

Sacramento Could Gain an MLS Team Before the Next Round of Expansion

Sacramento may not have to wait until the next round of expansion to get a Major League Soccer team.

There is speculation the Columbus Crew franchise could move here — that’s if their plan to relocate to Austin, Texas doesn’t work out.

The owner of Crew is planning to move his team before next season because he says Columbus doesn’t support it.

The team has been working with Austin, but reporting in their local newspaper indicates the city is concerned about a tight time frame as well as infrastructure costs.

This could open the door for Sacramento.
 

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Here some info going down in the MLS expansion.

Columbus
Cleveland Browns Owners Step In To Save The Crew, But The News Isn't All Good In MLS

Looks like the Cleveland Browns owner will probably buy the Crew from Anthony Precourt. If the Browns owner does buy the Crew. Then MLS will hand Precourt an expansion franchise and move them down to Austin. Which basically screws up the final 2 open spots the cities below are bidding for.

Detroit
Detroit MLS expansion group: Ford Field retractable roof is no-go

Looks like the adding retractable roof idea to Ford Field is a no go.

Phoenix
Drogba, Carteron bond at core of Rising’s ascension | Soc Takes

While Phoenix Rising is in the playoffs, they will be hosting some MLS guest at the game.

Sacremento
Sacramento’s Major League Soccer bid dealt another huge blow

Republic FC has been searching for a lead investor for nearly a year who could lead its expansion effort after being told by MLS officials that its ownership group needed more financial weight.

San Diego
MLS Expansion: San Diego's 'SoccerCity' project trails in polls

The San Diego voters own know there faith until Election Day if it passes or not.

St. Louis
Hochman: How an unexpected lunch reignited St. Louis’ MLS flame

Out of nowhere St. Louis just found some new bidders, which could possibly be a major container.
 
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With the league expanding to 30 now, looks like Phoenix might be #30. But Vegas could stink in and steal the last spot? and Indy also proposing a stadium. Nothing new has come out of Phoenix, but Phoenix has everything in place. But MLS keeps overlooking Phoenix.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/vegas-considers-stadium-area-plan-bid-for-mls-soccer-team/2019/05/30/1d4853e8-8336-11e9-b585-e36b16a531aa_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.904f13c427c7

New Indy Eleven stadium prospects improve as lawmakers scrap Major League Soccer franchise requirement