Today I saw an MLS document unearthed from the bowels of the dilapidated Silverdome in Detroit, and simply had to share it. Pablo Maurer runs the MLSist twitter handle and contributes DC United material for mlssoccer.com, and while exploring what remains of the Silverdome he came across this.
Here is a the list of current MLS cities and confirmed expansion sites that are featured on that potential MLS communities list.
|New York/New Jersey|
|Salt Lake City|
The current MLS cities not listed are Portland and the three Canadian teams. The oversight on Portland is interesting when cities like Albuquerque with no major league tradition made the list. San Antonio is also left off, which has built the Scorpions their own stadium.
Both LA and Orange County are listed on the potential communities, and while we muse on the future of Chivas USAwe got this statement from the league.
MLS president Mark Abbott confirming League looking to sell Chivas USA to LA group, who would play in Downtown stadium.— Max Bretos (@mbretosESPN) August 5, 2014
That's our first glimpse of some fire behind all this smoke. Of course, that's not going to stop speculation otherwise.
Re: Sac Republic - I was told by high-level source (in June) that team would push to buy Chivas USA if available.— Tim Froh (@TimFroh) August 5, 2014