31 July 2008

Major League Soccer Outlines Expansion Plans

Start digging for loose change, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the timeline and application process for the League's next two expansion teams.

Garber confirmed that the league intends to add two clubs by 2011, bringing the total to a respectable 18 teams.

As we know, the league is looking for prospects in both the US and Canada.

According to the official press release, "ownership groups and markets that are interested in being considered for this expansion round can submit applications to MLS up until October 15, 2008." It continues, "MLS will determine the date by which the selection decision will be made. An announcement regarding the next two expansion clubs will take place during the fourth quarter of 2008 or the first quarter of 2009."

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