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Charlotte starting to make a MLS expansion push

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I know I've been a bit absent from this space for the last month but the summer has been quite busy for me and a bit slow on the expansion front. Anyways, we do have a good one to discuss today with Charlotte looking to get their bid worked on for a MLS team.

The Biz Journal in Charlotte is reporting thatJim McPhilliamy, the managing partner of the Charlotte Independence USLclub, and two league executives in Denver at the MLS All-Star Game.

Miami inching closer to a stadium deal

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On a day that MLS player salaries for 2015 were revealed, news broke out of Miami on Friday evening that suggest that David Beckham and his group are getting closer to a stadium agreement with the city.

Atentative deal with the club to construct a privately financed stadium near Marlins Park, at the site of the old Orange Bowl.

Minnesota fail to reach stadium plan deadline

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July 1 came and went without any real news for Minnesota United and their stadium plans. The league-imposed deadline didn't yield any new news about the expansion club's stadium situation.

The club offered to fund stadium construction in exchange for property tax relief and a sales tax break building materials.

Report: Atlanta club to be named Atlanta United FC

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It has been a long time coming (at least it has felt that way) for Atlanta's MLS team to reveal their name and branding. While the branding side of things will come in a couple weeks, we now have a better idea of what the team will be called when they hit the field in 2017.

On Thursday, a report by SI‘s Brian Strausrevealed that the team will, unfortunately, be named Atlanta United FC.

Is another expansion announcement on the way?

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Nothing like burying the lede a bit in a story. In a recent post about the state of the soccer stadium for Minnesota in MLS, owner Bill McGuire had one comment that makes it sound like MLS is going to soon announce another expansion team.

"I'm not even sure I remember what Don said," McGuire said.

Charlotte Independence look to make MLS move

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Once again a new USL team has their sights set on a potential move to Major League Soccer in the future.

Charlotte Independence founder Jim McPhilliamy wants to see his new club in MLS, as statedin a report on Charlotte public radio station WFAE 90.7 and WFAE.org. The club is working on a marketing plan to target the 18-35 age range for a supporters' group.

MLS exploring St. Louis as expansion candidate

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We've always heard how great of a soccer market St. Louis is and now it appears that Major League Soccer is finally trying to get into the area. On Tuesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber met with local officials and fans to discuss the possibility of the league coming to the Gateway City.

The city is putting together a stadium plan to keep the NFL's Rams and to potentially snag a MLS expansion team as well.

MLS exploring St. Louis as expansion candidate

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We've always heard how great of a soccer market St. Louis is and now it appears that Major League Soccer is finally trying to get into the area. On Tuesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber met with local officials and fans to discuss the possibility of the league coming to the Gateway City.

The city is putting together a stadium plan to keep the NFL's Rams and to potentially snag a MLS expansion team as well.

LAFC set to begin play in 2018

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Some news broke over the weekend that LAFC would be revealing their stadium plans on Monday. But one little nugget hidden away in the report from the LA Times was also that of when the club would begin play. Instead of playing in 2017 like everything was originally planned, the club will now kick off their inaugural season in 2018 with a brand new stadium.

LAFC set to begin play in 2018

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Some news broke over the weekend that LAFC would be revealing their stadium plans on Monday. But one little nugget hidden away in the report from the LA Times was also that of when the club would begin play. Instead of playing in 2017 like everything was originally planned, the club will now kick off their inaugural season in 2018 with a brand new stadium.

MLS Commissioner to visit St. Louis

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I've been told in the past there there has been a list of cities or markets that MLS has been wanting to be in for some time now. Their pet project for the longest time was getting a team in New York and now that they are checking off some key boxes across the country with markets like Atlanta, Minneapolis and Miami (whenever that may be), the wonder continues to be about where they will go next.

MLS Commissioner to visit St. Louis

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I've been told in the past there there has been a list of cities or markets that MLS has been wanting to be in for some time now. Their pet project for the longest time was getting a team in New York and now that they are checking off some key boxes across the country with markets like Atlanta, Minneapolis and Miami (whenever that may be), the wonder continues to be about where they will go next.

What you need to know about MLS’s roster rules for 2015

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Last Friday I was traveling to Houston for the FC Dallas-Houston Dynamo game when the 2015 roster rules were released. Boy am I glad I took a little extra time on reading through these things. Below are some of the highlights of what you need to know about this year's roster rules.

MLS executive VP of player relations and competition Todd Durbin said the league had been operating under the old rules until Friday.

What you need to know about MLS’s roster rules for 2015

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Last Friday I was traveling to Houston for the FC Dallas-Houston Dynamo game when the 2015 roster rules were released. Boy am I glad I took a little extra time on reading through these things.

MLS executive VP of player relations and competition Todd Durbin said the league had been operating under the old rules until Friday.

Twellman: How MLS is still behind Liga MX

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Nothing like a little detective work. Taylor Twellman tweeted this out today:

An in-depth look at the real issue for @MLS teams competing in "free market" tournaments like #CCL. #MLSvLigaMX pic.twitter.com/Y6LbZG88cV

- Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 30, 2015

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