MLS to decide on next expansion franchise in 2018

Nashville officially wins MLS expansion bid but the Midwest still has gaps

Nashville's bid to join Major League Soccer had been in talks for what seems like a long time and now, the league has officially awarded the city with a new team. "'So soccer-involved, great ownership and a great stadium plan, it just seemed like the ideal, flawless match".

A day after selecting Nashville, Tennessee, as one of its next two additions, MLS officials said they are still considering which market to add from among Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento. A decision on the second victor is expected within a few weeks.

When Nashville starts playing remains to be decided.

The MLS expansion race has also been impacted by the continued delays in David Beckham's Miami expansion group securing its stadium to join the league. "We're hopeful we'll be able to bring that team over the finish line". The ownership group for the Nashville team is led by John R. Ingram, chairman of Ingram Industries Inc, Minnesota Vikings owners Mark, Zygi and Leonard Wilf, and the Turner Family, who are managing partners of MarketStreet Enterprises.

The MLS franchise will play in a new, 27,500-seat stadium. Garber said that Nashville was a "perfect place for MLS expansion" as the city itself was ascending as one of the nation's "most dynamic communities" filled with "energy and creativity".

China ride-hail firm Didi raises $4 billion for global push
Didi now accounts for 99 per cent of the car-hailing market in China, with 300 million customers in over 400 cities. Uber didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment sent outside regular business hours.

North Korea to the US: We aren't responsible for WannaCry
Neither the White House nor North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately responded to CNET's request for comment. In addition, the NIS said there were attempts to breach about 10 more cryptocurrency exchanges last month alone.

Schools And Offices Closed Around Tehran After A Moderate Earthquake
People phone and wait in the streets in Tehran overnight on December 21, 2017, after an quake was felt in the Iranian capital. Iranian weekend starts on Thursday, and given the fear of earthquakes more people leave the city for northern resort towns.

Nashville had been considered the front-runner in the expansion bidding.

"All of those other bids are MLS ready".

"They have some things to finalize with their ownership that I think would make them optimum", Garber said.

Founded in 1993, Major League Soccer has seen a surge in interest in recent years, resulting in higher attendance, season-ticket sales and TV ratings. Forward Filip Forsberg of the Predators was at the news conference Wednesday, and the Titans tweeted out photos of players holding up shirts supporting the town's newest pro team.

Related News:



Most liked

Facebook Ditches Another Fake News-Fighting Initiative
Burying bogus items at the bottom of the News Feed typically results in the demoted info losing 80 percent of traffic, according to Facebook .

Rosicky takes a bow, retires from football
The 37-year old came from the youth ranks at Sparta and went on to captain the team before making the switch to Borussia Dortmund in 2001.

Coalition raids hit Yemen rebels after missile targets Riyadh
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri condemned the attack, saying such actions exacerbated divisions in the region. Saudi Arabia has not confirmed this account or whether a meeting of its leaders was taking place.

International Monetary Fund downgrades United Kingdom growth forecast as 'gloomy' Brexit forecasts are borne out
But it said that was largely down to stronger economic growth worldwide - aided by the weaker pound making United Kingdom goods more competitive.

Israeli Forces Detained at Least 490 Palestinians Since Trump's Jerusalem Decision
All 14 other Security Council members voted in favour of the Egyptian-sponsored resolution before it was nixed by the U.S. veto. Haley followed the letter by tweeting: "At the United Nations we're always asked to do more & give more".

Not-So-Secret Santa: New Zealand PM's Gift Gives Away Identity
Apparently, New Zealanders have joined in a nationwide Secret Santa game along with their Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern . The Prime Minister was given a framed drawing of Auckland's Sky Tower by Zara of Panmure Bridge School.

Bank Amer Corp (BAC) Holder F&V Capital Management LLC Has Cut Holding
Signature Estate & Limited Liability holds 1.94% of its portfolio in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC ) for 686,496 shares. The investor is now holding $96.55 million shares due in part to a decrease of 30.18 million new shares in their portfolio.

South Africa's ruling party resolves to downgrade embassy in Israel
President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency reported that the decision was made directly in response to U.S.

Irish youngster to play Artemis Fowl in Disney movie
Ferdia Shaw has been tapped to play the title role in Disney's " Artemis Fowl ", which is being directed by Kenneth Branagh . And we're happy to report Disney has finally found their Artemis Fowl and cast newcomer Ferdia Shaw as the titular character.

Keep chocolates away from dogs as Christmas season sets in
According to Hills Pet , baking chocolate, cocoa, and dark chocolate are the most unsafe theobromine-containing items for dogs. The team found that around Easter, dogs were twice as likely to have chocolate exposure than on non-holidays.

Now, install third-party apps for Twitter account verification
This is why companies like Microsoft and Google make apps that make the second factor of authentication easier. Now, through the third-party app, you can view and use codes for login verification.

Healthy Living: Health officials expecting high flu numbers this winter
While you can't predict how the flu season will go, Thompson said so far this season is looking to be pretty serious. California's Department of Public Health says 2,119 people have tested positive for the flu in that state.

PDP faction named Fresh PDP sets up Abuja secretariat
Secondus' election, according to reports, did not go down well with many members of the embattled party. The post Group moves to break PDP, sets up parallel secretariat appeared first on Vanguard News .

Salvation Army distributes presents to less fortunate
The Toyland drive the Salvation army location on potter street gave well deserved Christmas to families here in Lincoln. For more information, contact Kimberly Kyriakidis George, director of marketing for The Salvation Army at 423-505-9154.

Netflix HDR Windows 10 streaming support goes live
Android phones like the LG V30, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ1, LG G6 (Dolby Vision) support HDR. It is odd that they did not mention if AMD and Radeon would support HDR as they are more than capable to support it.