MLS to Add Four New Franchises by 2020
August 1, 2013
Major League Soccer (MLS) plans to add four new expansion clubs by the start of the 2020 season.
New York City FC, symptoms the collaboration between Manchester City and the New York Yankees, recently became the league’s 20th team.
Since 2005 the MLS has added 10 clubs to their league in an attempt to expand and become one of the top soccer leagues in the world.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber said: “The strength, passion and vision of the MLS ownership group is the foundation behind the success of our league. We look forward to adding new partners with the same commitment to the sport and love of the game.
“As MLS enters a period of accelerated growth, the addition of new teams will allow us to expand our geographic coverage, grow our fan base and help us achieve our vision of being among the best leagues in the world by 2022.”
The announcement was made by MLS Commissioner Don Garber at the halftime shows at the AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City.