MLSsoccer.com has released news about expansion today.
Three markets will present their case for a Major League Soccer expansion team on Thursday in New York as the league looks to meet its stated goal of 24 teams by the end of the decade.
The league office confirmed on Wednesday that representatives from Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Sacramento will make presentations at MLS headquarters on Thursday, November 20.
According to the league, following Thursday’s meeting, future expansion will be discussed further at the MLS Board of Governors meeting, set to be held on December 6.
The Minnesota Vikings are hosting “Toast to Minnesota Soccer Fans,” two free breakfasts during upcoming EPL games to promote their MLS franchise bid. Lester Bagley, Executive Vice President of the Vikings, appeared on KARE 11 to promote the event. The first 100 fans of each team will receive a commemorative t-shirt, pint glass and tickets for free beer.
Breakfast 1: Saturday, Nov. 22 at The Local (Arsenal vs. Manchester United).
The event starts at 10:30 a.m., the match kicks off at 11:30 a.m. For more information: The Local.
Breakfast 2: Sunday, Nov. 30 at Nomad World Pub (Tottenham vs. Everton).
The event starts at 9 a.m., the match kicks off at 10 a.m. For more information: Nomad World Pub.
In related news, the MLS Board of Governors is meeting on Dec. 6 with expansion expected to be discussed. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the final three cities vying for the last slot are Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Sacramento.
And finally, the Pioneer Press is speculating what the name of our MLS franchise will be.