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Expansion finalists make their final sales pitches to MLS

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MLS has heard all it needs to hear in order to make its decision on its next two franchises.

Representatives of the four finalists for MLS expansion were in New York on Tuesday to make their final presentations to Don Garber and the MLS expansion committee. Each of the bids had several hours to impress the league with stadium plans, market sizes, and anything else they could present to strengthen their case.

Report: Ford family joins Detroit's MLS expansion bid, offers Ford Field as venue

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The Detroit MLS expansion bid already had the backing of two billionaires, and another appears to be joining the equation.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the Ford family, owners of the NFL's Detroit Lions, are throwing their financial weight into the city's bid to bring MLS to Michigan.

Detroit group oultines plans for potential MLS franchise

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And just like that, there are plans for a proposed MLS team in Detroit.

MLS commissioner Don Garber held a press conference in Detroit on Wednesday alongside NBA owners Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert to outline the plans for a potential MLS franchise in the Motor City. The press conference came a day after Gores, the Detroit Pistons' owner, and Gilbert, the Cleveland Cavaliers' majority owner, announced that they were teaming upto form an investor group for an expansion club.

Detroit and Las Vegas Putting Pressure On New York For Expansion Spot

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We've talked a lot on here about the 20th Major League Soccer franchise being in New York City. The league has stated on several occasions that they want the club in the Big Apple. But there are a couple cities around the country that are hoping to cash in on the 20th franchise and jump in ahead of a potential New York club.

MLS Expansion: Detroits Wild Plans

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We've heard about the possibility of a Major League Soccer team in Detroit for some time now. We've even heard that the folks who bought the Silverdome have already applied for an expansion team. Now today we're finally seeing what their wild renovation plans may actually look like.

So, uh, yeah.