MLS to expand past 28 teams –  Don Garber

first_imgMLS Commissioner Don Garber has revealed that the league will reach the much-discussed number of 28 teams as FC Cincinnati is set to become the 24th team in MLS in 2019.Investigations reveal Inter Miami and Nashville will follow soon after with Austin expected to join the fray as well. At some point, MLS and, according to MLS commissioner Don Garber, the league will almost certainly roll right past it.Speaking at his annual State of the League address, Garber said via Goal:“We will grant the 28th team and make that decision sometime in the next 12 months,” he said on Friday.“There’s no rush.”“Then we’re going to have to decide if we want to go forward beyond 28 teams. That’s a discussion that is taking place. We’ll begin to introduce the subject at our board meeting in the middle of next week.Chile, Alexis SanchezAlexis Sanchez rules out move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Alexis Sanchez reckons he’s still got another “five or six years left” of European football in him amid links of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.“I don’t expect or anticipate there will be an announcement coming out of that, but there’s no doubt in my mind that we can support having more than 28 teams in Major League Soccer, no doubt in my mind.”Garber says the league will not be expanding further into Canada, where the Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC will remain the lone representatives.“This is a big country,” Garber said.“I could remember when we first started looking at the expansion. I came in at 12, went down to 10. We went up to 14 in 2005. I don’t know that at that time we ever thought we’d be at the size we are now.”“There has been so much that’s gone on over the last decade or more in this sport, that has been empowering a lot of the interest in cities across the U.S. and Canada.”last_img

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