MLS Sets Expansion Deadlines

MLS Sets Expansion Deadlines

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 31, 2008
  • MLS Expansion

Getty ImagesA press release that is hot off the presses from MLS Headquarters. The league announced deadlines for expansion hopefuls from around the US and Canada. From the look of things we won’t know who these two sites will be until after MLS Cup.

So take MLS Cup and add the popular ’60-90 days’ and we should know something.

Here is the full release:

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has announced the timeline and application process for the League’s next two expansion teams. MLS intends to add two clubs by 2011, bringing the League to 18 teams. MLS will consider markets in the United States and Canada for the 17th and 18th teams.

Ownership groups and markets that are interested in being considered for this expansion round can submit applications to MLS up until October 15, 2008. Official applications will be provided to qualified groups by the MLS League Office.

Following the receipt of the expansion applications, MLS will determine the date by which the selection decision will be made. An announcement regarding the next two expansion clubs will take place during the fourth quarter of 2008 or the first quarter of 2009.