Published: Thu, December 21, 2017
Money | By Michele Stevens

MLS to make major announcement in Nashville Wednesday

MLS to make major announcement in Nashville Wednesday

Detroit's chances of winning a Major League Soccer expansion team this year were cut in half Tuesday when news leaked that Nashville would be awarded a professional soccer franchise.

To deny Sacramento or Cincinnati seems ridiculously harsh and some of the rumblings behind-the-scenes suggest that there are some concerns about how much money those behind the Sacramento bid are willing to put into the MLS franchise, while Cincinnati's ongoing battle to secure land for a soccer-specific stadium continues, even though Nippert Stadium would surely be a wonderful home for the franchise.

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Several other cities are vying for future MLS expansion, with Cincinnati, Sacramento, and Detroit as the furthest in the running for the next team announcement, The Washington Post reported. Owners and officials representing the expansion markets will make presentations to MLS Commissioner Don Garber and the league's expansion committee on December 6 in NY.

The expansion group includes the Wilf brothers, who own the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).

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Both cities remained optimistic that they will be picked as the second expansion team and won't have to fall back into the pack and compete for the 27th and 28th MLS teams selected at a time not yet known. Boosters in each presumably already know the choice.

Businessman Dan Gilbert, Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, top Gilbert aide Matt Cullen, Detroit Lions President Rod Wood, and Matt Rossetti, president of Detroit-based architects Rossetti Inc. spearheaded Detroit's pitch to bring an MLS team to Ford Field. Detroit is among four sites being considered for two new teams - a list narrowed from 12 cities.

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Falling into the consolation bracket, though, won't sooth the disappointment of Cincinnati or Sacramento fans if their city loses out. The selections come this month.

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