The Motor City was named as one of four finalists to receive one of two available MLS expansion franchises by 2020 - a list that includes Sacramento, Nashville, and Cincinnati. Multiple sources confirmed MLS will announce it's expanding to Nashville, with the team probably beginning play in 2020. The city was one of four finalists to present before the MLS Expansion Committee on December 6. The group has identified Ford Field as an "ideal home" for a soccer team.
MLS officials have not provided specifics about the event Wednesday, but, according to Sports Illustrated, the press conference will confirm Music City's entry into the league. "But it's only a matter of when MLS will be coming to Sacramento, not if", paraphrasing the words of MLS commissioner Don Garber when he came to Sacramento in April 2016 before the current expansion process kicked off.
Also slated to appear is billionaire John Ingram, the lead investor of an expansion group backed by the Wilf brothers, who own the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
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It would never happen as every one of them has a huge underground and independent following that makes them too likeable. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin earned a title shot against the Usos, but weren't able to seal the deal.
Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores, both owners of National Basketball Association teams, this afternoon make their pitch in NY to bring Major League Soccer to Detroit.
Sacramento is competing with Cincinnati and Detroit for that second spot. If either Sacramento or Cincinnati doesn't get a franchise now, they're nailed on to join a year later.
The league has stayed silent so far on details of a planned second expansion city.