Sacramento leading the race for MLS expansion

Indomitable City Soccer

The excitement truly began for 12 cities on January 31st, 2017, when their respective bids for Major League Soccer expansion were officially submitted. Over the next five months various different bids seemed to take the lead in the race, for but throughout the process only one team has been consistent in meeting MLS’ criteria: Sacramento Republic FC.

MLS has confirmed its plans to eventually grow to 28 teams from the current 22. Los Angeles FC will begin play in 2018. David Beckham’s Miami club, even with its myriad issues, appears to be a lock thanks to the contract Beckham signed when he joined MLS to play for the LA Galaxy. MLS plans to announce teams 25 and 26 by the end of the year.

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