Miami, led by David Beckham, is likely to be the site for the 23rd MLS franchise. (via SI.com)
Major League Soccer is coming to Atlanta!
The MLS announced Wednesday that Atlanta, currently the largest media market without an MLS team, would be the host city for the league’s 22nd team, the league would add its 22nd team, and marks the 10th MLS expansion since 2005. The new Atlanta franchise will be owned by Arthur Blank, owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. Blank described the league’s announcement as a culmination of 10 years of work, and he paid a $70 million expansion fee, which tends to be paid by the first game.
Blank hopes to build city enthusiasm for the team, which already is spearheaded by Atlanta’s fan group. The group calls itself “Terminus Legion,” referencing the Georgian capital’s previous name. Blank went so far as to promise that fan input would be key in determining Atlanta’s name, which is a move similar to how the Seattle Sounders were named.
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