Major League Soccer delays decision on next expansion team Major League Soccer delays decision on next expansion team
Major League Soccer said on Thursday it would delay until the New Year a decision on whether to add Cincinnati, Detroit or Sacramento as... Major League Soccer delays decision on next expansion team

Major League Soccer delays decision on next expansion team

Major League Soccer said on Thursday it would delay until the New Year a decision on whether to add Cincinnati, Detroit or Sacramento as its next expansion team.

“Following the announcement of Nashville as our newest club yesterday, Major League Soccer remains in discussions with the other three finalists for the next team to be awarded during this round of expansion – Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento,” the league said in a statement.

“All three submitted impressive bids which the league will take additional time to review before announcing a final decision in the New Year.”

Nashville, Tennessee was awarded MLS’s 24th franchise on Wednesday. No decision has been made on when the team will begin to play.

Major League Soccer delays decision on next expansion team Major League Soccer delays decision on next expansion team Major League Soccer have announced Nashville has been awarded as the newest expansion franchise, becoming the league's 24th team

MLS said in January that 12 cities were vying for an expansion team in the league, which began with 10 clubs in 1996. It now has 21 teams in the United States and three in Canada.

The league said at the time it planned to announce two expansion teams by the end of 2017 that would begin playing in 2020.

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