As a DC United and MLS fan, I was pretty worried about the league two years ago when it decided to contract its 2 Florida based teams. It’s incredible how things have changed since then!
The year we had another soccer-specific stadium openened in LA, another breaking ground in Dallas, and plans for the same in NY, Chicago, and Colorado, and now we’re hearing that new investors are coming on board. This off season should have a lot more good news concerning expansion as read in this interview of AEG president Tim Leiweke.
AEG, which currently owns half of the teams in MLS, played a major role in deciding the way forward when the league folding Miami and Tampa at the end of the 2001 season, as MLS’ investors gave a guarantee of investment for at least five more years.
That agreement now appears to have been extended into the 10-year plan.