Montreal Looks To Be 19th Club

Montreal Looks To Be 19th Club

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 23, 2009
  • MLS Expansion, Montreal Expansion

The owners were in town last night for the MLS Cup and now it seems like Joey Saputo and Montreal could be headed to MLS for real in a couple years. According to reports this morning the league is still in serious discussions with Montreal to be the 19th club in the league.

MLS commissioner Don Garber said the only thing really standing in the way of expansion there is the stadium expansion. Currently Saputo Stadium is only a 14,000 seat stadium and would need to add probably at least 6,000 seats to be MLS ready.

Garber says the league is working with the government of Quebec to find a funding plan for the needed remodeling to Saputo Stadium.

Should everything go to plan the league will probably add Montreal as their 19th club in 2012. No word yet on who the 20th club will be in the league. We do know that David Beckham is seriously considering owning a club in 2012 when his contract with the league is out. It is an option in his contract and I’m fairly certain it will be one he goes for here.