Now it is official. MLS has announced today that Minnesota has been awarded an expansion team that will begin play in 2018.The new team will be owned by a Minnesota ownership group led by Dr. Bill McGuire and will play in a new soccer-specific stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
"We are proud to welcome Minnesota to Major League Soccer," said Commissioner Garber.
The partnership that wants to bring a Major League Soccer team to Las Vegas has two more months to figure out how they plan to finance the stadium they want built for the team.
Las Vegas City Council voted on Wednesday, 6-1, togive theFindlay Sports and Entertainment and theCordish Companies until December to finalize a finance plan for a proposed $200 million stadium in Symphony Park.
The idea of an MLS expansion franchise in Las Vegas just cameone step closer to fruition.
On Tuesday, the City of Las Vegas,Findlay Sports and Entertainment, and The Cordish Companies released a non-binding term sheet that details how and where a stadium for a potential MLS team would be built.
David Beckham is facing a huge backlash against his plans for a 25,000-seater soccer stadium in Miami.
An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer have launched a newspaper ad protesting against David Beckham's plans for a soccer stadium in Miami, saying it threatens the city's plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Landing a stadium in PortMiami was never going to be easy for David Beckham, and now he has his first real hurdle to overcome.
Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday did not allow PortMiami to move a fuel-spill facility that would need to be relocated for Beckham's proposed soccer-specific stadium, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” For the first time in 12 years, Major League Soccer looks to be on its way back to Florida.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday evening, 5-2, to grant the Orlando City Soccer Club $20 million of the remaining Tourism Development Tax (TDT), which will bring a downtown soccer stadium with a purpose of luring an MLS expansion team.
The dream of Major League Soccer coming to Orlando is now in the hands of the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
According to a report from the Orlando Sentinel, MLS President Mark Abbott, who is in Orlando ahead of Tuesday's crucial county vote, said that the league will move "very quickly" if the county votes in favor for a downtown soccer stadium.
The University of Southern California has taken control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with plans to restore the venue to its former glory. Part of that will allegedly involve tearing down the Sports Arena, which the university also acquired, and replacing it with a 22,000 seat soccer stadium.
Yesterday, fans gathered in Orlando for the second annual fan forum to discuss various items in Orlando such as a move to Major League Soccer, their own soccer stadium and much more.
More than 200 supporters of Orlando City Soccer Clubpacked into Harry Buffalo's on Church Street. Nearly everyone in attendance had the same thought or question on their mind, when would Orlando be moving up to MLS?
The big stadium news today came courtesy of the New York Postwhich indicated that Major League
Soccer is closing on a deal to construct a $300 million facility in Queens at Corona Park.Â Â
According to the article, the 25,000 seat stadium could start rising from the ground as early as
next year.Â As we have previously discussed on this site, MLS has made it clear that the stadium
is the primary goal for a New York 2 project.
It looks like the New York Cosmos will be playing in the Flushing Meadows area of Queens as
Major League Soccer is close to securing permission for a $300 million, 25,000-seat,
state-of-the-art soccer-stadium there according to a report by the New York Post.
The stadium, which would completely financed by the league, is awaiting approval from city and
state officials but so far both have been very supportive.
By J Hutcherson - WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2012) US Soccer Players -- It isn't really a surprise to
anyone that's ever been to the former World's Fair site in Flushing, Queens that Major League
Soccer is targeting it for a soccer stadium. The link was already there even before the New York
Mets built their new stadium.
Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about the proposed D.C. United stadium.
DC Council chairman Phil Mendelson sat down with The Georgetown Dish and gave a wide-ranging interview about subjects relevant to many parts of life in DC. Most relevant to this blog, however, were his comments about the proposed D.
The 'Five-Game Tournament' for the U.S. Men's National Team has come and gone, and after nearly 30
days in six cities and three countries the USA finished with four points to start off World Cup
qualifying. Overall it was a successful month for the U.S. team as they continued to build
chemistry and implement the style of play preferred by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Sacramento Republic FC has enjoyed incredible support in their inaugural season in USL Pro, but it doesn't look like their early successes will translate into an easier road towards building a stadium of their own.
The city of Miami (Florida) has rejected David Beckham's plan to build a soccer stadium on the city waterfront. The city officials determined that the proposed location next to the Miami Heat arena was inappropriate.
Beck's business group, Beckham Miami United, will continue to pursue alternative locations since is required to finalize a stadium deal before it can win approval from MLS to open a franchise.
Why is this man smiling? That thud you heard this morning was TFC supporter's hearts collectively hitting the ground. A TSN report claiming that the Toronto Argos are on the brink of being sold to MLSE and/or Larry Tanenbaum brought home the worst fears for many of The Reds' faithful.
There are some excellent scribes who write about Argentine Soccer. Sam Kelly. Dan Colasimone. Ed Malyon. Most of them live in Buenos Aires, whereas my own tenure there was an all too brief six months (several years ago). However, there's just one problem: none of the aforementioned writers are pricks.
Do we need to start adding a question mark to the end of our Zzzzzzzz's? Jonathan O'Connell, a business reporter with the Post and jonny-on-the-spot when it comes to reporting on the District's end of the ongoing D.C. United stadium saga, is reporting this morning that D.C. City Administrator Allen Y.
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by a special guest columnist - The Dean of Studying from The Jacob Peterson Institution of
America-Canadia Relationships & Things
ã€€ THE FC's VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY ã€€ CANADA SOCCER STADIUM - SATURDAY 4:30PM (Canada Time) TV: GOL TV (Likely in French) RADIO: THE FAN 590 (Probably when hockey ends)
ã€€ THE KICKAROUND:
The patriotic and totally kick-ass Sporting Kansas City, current Kings of the MLS Eastern
Conference, are being forced by the liberal media elite and left-wing policy makers to travel to
North America - home of the Toronto FC's soccer team.
Our post yesterday on the economic impacts of stadiums drew some interesting comments and
e-mails, so we thoughtÂ it make sense to stay on that topic.Â We were reminded of the situation
in Harrison, where Red Bull Arena has been the subject of much debate and controversy.Â Last year,
Deadspin offered this unique take on the issues facing the relationship.
TAMPA, Fla. -- When the U.S. men's national team begin their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign
on Friday, it seems all but certain that neither Fabian Johnson nor Edgar Castillo will be starting
at left back.
Whichever history making side advances from Tuesday's match at Starfire (on FSC) they will then
go on a road trip. Both the Seattle Sounders and Cal FC would face the winner of the Minnesota
Stars at San Jose Earthquakes game. That quarterfinal match would be on June 26th. There is an
oddity in the announcement as the Earthquakes would not be hosting at Buck Shaw, but instead at