San Antonio not included in MLS expansion Final Four

San Antonio not included in MLS expansion Final Four

The league said Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento will make formal presentations on December 6 to league commissioner Don Garner and the league's expansion committee. Gilbert and Gores will speak on behalf of Detroit's bid, according to an MLC release.

Sacramento is so close to getting a Major League Soccer team, the city can nearly taste it.

Auburn Hills - Detroit is another step closer to getting a Major League Soccer franchise. That committee will then recommend two winning bids to the league's board of governors and an announcement of the successful bids is expected before the end of the year. The aforementioned finalist cities beat out Charlotte, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa/St. Petersburg.

Detroit is one of four cities that have been named a finalist for the next two Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion teams. "Bringing a team downtown will further energize Detroit's urban core and impact the community both on and off the field". Los Angeles Football Club begins play in 2018, becoming the league's 23rd team, and discussions continue to progress for an MLS expansion team in Miami.

San Antonio not included in MLS expansion Final Four

Adding the Ford family as a partner seems to add some punch to Detroit's potential to be one of the two teams granted a new franchise.

The league is in a expansion push that will increase the number of franchises from 22 to 28 with teams coming aboard in 2020 and 2022. Ford Field recenty underwent $100 million in renovations, which has been described the group as a "fit for soccer".

The MLS now has 22 teams, with Los Angeles being added in 2018 and a potential new franchise in Miami.

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