Tag: Don Garber


MLS expansion plans hit COVID-19 wall

MLS delays new teams

The global COVID-19 pandemic is weakening the financial wherewithal of big entities. A reason why Major League Soccer (MLS) has delayed the arrival of three of the next four expansion teams into the league. The United States is bearing the maximum brunt of the fatal respiratory disease. Major... » Read more


Republic to join MLS fold in 2023

Sacramento Stadium July 2020 update

COVID-19 has forced Major League Soccer (MLS) and American professional soccer team Republic FC to announce a new timeline for the expansion club. Originally slated to begin MLS play in 2022, Sacramento will now join the league’s fold in 2023 in a new, soccer-specific, downtown venue. The team is... » Read more


Fans go delirious as Charlotte lands MLS’s 30th team

Charlotte new stadium design

A humongous crowd of elated soccer fans squealed in delight outside a south Charlotte brewery – the most populous city in the US State of North Carolina – recently to celebrate the Queen City’s selection as Major League Soccer’s (MLS) 30th franchise. The announcement to this effect... » Read more


MLS expansion targets 30 teams

MLS expansion plan 2019

Major League Soccer (MLS) has unveiled plans to expand to 30 teams in the coming years, up from the previous target of 28 clubs that the league had established in December 2015, according to a media release on MLS’ official website. The decision was made by owners at board of governors... » Read more


MLS welcomes Austin FC as 27th team

Austin FC launch

Major League Soccer (MLS) formally welcomed Austin FC as its 27th franchise with a raucous downtown party on January 15 full of chanting and flag-waving, and Commissioner Don Garber calling the Texas capital a “perfect fit.” MLS said Austin will begin play in the 2021 season, the... » Read more


Columbus City Council okays proposal for new stadium

Columbus Crew new stadium

The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a proposal for a new downtown stadium for Columbus Crew SC recently, a key aspect of the plan for the group led by Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam and Dr. Peter H. Edwards Jr. seeking to purchase Crew SC and build them a new home as part... » Read more


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