4/cbsXpOCPcxBfFdC4VVPtsFFh0MCu.0u-0A27oIoUXaDn_6y0ZQNh65fvEiQI

Home » Posts tagged with » MLS Expansion

MLS Expansion: Where Does the League Go Next?

\ \ \ \

MLS Expansion: Where Does the League Go Next?

Now that the next three expansion clubs have been discussed, let’s talk about the contenders for the final two spots that would bring Major League Soccer to 24 teams by 2020. There are some very strong contenders for these two spots, but a wildcard could be what happens with a re-branded Chivas USA under new […]

MLS Expansion: A Quick Look at the Next Clubs

\ \ \ \ \ \

MLS Expansion: A Quick Look at the Next Clubs

As the 2014 Major League Soccer season winds down, the hunt for the playoffs is intensifying. But so is another battle. The battle for the next few MLS expansion places. Orlando City SC and NYC FC will join the league next season, giving the league 21 clubs. Atlanta will join in 2017 as the 22nd […]

MLS Expansion: We Should Trust The League’s Choices

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

MLS Expansion: We Should Trust The League’s Choices

On April 16th 2014, Major League Soccer announced the latest city to win a franchise during this round of MLS Expansion.  Atlanta would be awarded the league’s 22nd franchise, joining the league in 2017. The franchise will be owned and operated by Atlanta Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank. Many US soccer pundits have criticized MLS for their recent […]

Major League Soccer Announces Atlanta As 22nd Franchise, Will Start Play in 2017

\ \ \ \ \ \

Major League Soccer Announces Atlanta As 22nd Franchise, Will Start Play in 2017

The day finally arrived. In the middle of a Wednesday filled with soccer news, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Atlanta as the next expansion team. “We are thrilled to welcome Atlanta to Major League Soccer as our 22nd team,” Garber said in a statement.  “Atlanta is one of the largest and most diverse […]

MLS Expanding to Atlanta Makes Perfect Sense

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

MLS Expanding to Atlanta Makes Perfect Sense

It seems like one MLS expansion side, New York City FC, has hit some roadblocks finding a permanent home. As a result, they will be reportedly playing at Yankees Stadium for three years. However, another expansion team is set to join the league with Arthur Blank and MLS making a “special” announcement on Wednesday. All […]

New York City FC to Play First Three Seasons at Yankees Stadium; Will Be Disastrous

\ \ \ \ \ \ \

New York City FC to Play First Three Seasons at Yankees Stadium; Will Be Disastrous

While New York City FC is set to join Orlando City SC as the 20th and 21st MLS clubs in 2015, a few things set them apart. To start, the former is without a stadium plan, while the latter is busy working towards building their permanent stadium. On Monday, the New York Times reported that […]

5 Reasons Why the New Atlanta MLS Franchise Should Be Named Atlanta FC

\ \ \ \ \ \

5 Reasons Why the New Atlanta MLS Franchise Should Be Named Atlanta FC

With the MLS finally coming to the Southeast after the announcement of a new MLS franchise in Atlanta, many important decisions have to be made. One of the less important decisions, but one that is still crucial to the overall success of the new franchise is the name. One of these rumored names, Atlanta FC, […]

Arthur Blank: Atlanta ‘in Very Final Stages’ of Landing MLS Franchise

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

Arthur Blank: Atlanta ‘in Very Final Stages’ of Landing MLS Franchise

Over the weekend, Philly.com’s Jonathan Tannenwald reported that Atlanta would be announced as the 22nd MLS franchise. (They would be 22nd MLS team because David Beckham and MLS have not officially announced Miami as an expansion team, but rather only exercised his ownership clause. Tannenwald’s sources reported and others quickly confirmed later that April 16 […]

MLS Expansion Rumors: Atlanta To Be Awarded MLS Franchise

\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

MLS Expansion Rumors: Atlanta To Be Awarded MLS Franchise

For the longest time, MLS‘ market coverage had a glaring gap with no teams in the South East. With Orlando City SC joining in 2015 and David Beckham’ yet to be named Miami team to enter at the earliest 2018, that is no longer the case. The latter team has yet to agree to stadium […]