Garber: MLS to add expansion club in first half of 2015, group of three markets headlines race


The latest market to join Major League Soccer  commissioner will be revealed in the first half of next year, according to commissioner Don Garber.

An Associated Press reports says Garber was impressed by bids from groups representing Sacramento, Las Vegas and Minneapolis.

There would appear to be no sure thing amongst the trio, and The Sacramento Bee reported that the league still has significant questions about all three markets.

From the Associated Press:

Commissioner Don Garber says league officials were impressed by proposals made last month by four groups representing those three cities.

Garber says MLS hopes to choose its next expansion market within the first six months of 2015. MLS will meet with the groups again before announcing its final selection process.

The Sacramento Republic burst onto the scene with big crowds in USL PRO this season, while Minnesota has been a hot button area for a few years. Las Vegas would seem to be the long shot, as Garber seems to look for markets that are actively thriving in attendance.