FC Cincinnati to join the MLS

FC Cincinnati to join the MLS

first_imgThe Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced that FC Cincinnati will be joining the league for the start of next season as their 26th teamThe American football league made the announcement on Tuesday evening at a ceremony that FC Cincinnati will become the league’s newest expansion team“Major League Soccer is proud to introduce Cincinnati as our 26th team,” said Commissioner Don Garber, according to ESPN.“The rise of Cincinnati as a passionate soccer market in recent years, coinciding with the city’s growing economy and reputation as a top destination for young professionals makes it an ideal city for our growing league.“We congratulate [Managing Owner and CEO of FC Cincinnati] Carl Lindner and his partners, and also the soccer fans of Cincinnati, who have passionately supported FC Cincinnati in the USL.”The current United States League club will continue to use the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium, which has been it’s home since 2016, until it’s 21,000-seat venue is ready.Chile, Alexis SanchezAlexis Sanchez rules out move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Alexis Sanchez reckons he’s still got another “five or six years left” of European football in him amid links of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.“Cincinnati’s selection by Major League Soccer for an expansion team is a triumph for the continued renaissance of this incredible city,” said CEO Linder.“I have to start by thanking the supporters of FC Cincinnati, because from the beginning they were the foundation of the efforts of our bid to join MLS. We could not have done this without them. This has been a true team effort among the soccer fans, our partners and our civic and corporate leaders.“This is a city with a historically deep relationship between the people and its teams, and we are going to take that to even greater heights in MLS. Thank you to Commissioner Garber and all of the league’s owners for their faith in Cincinnati. We’re excited to be part of Major League Soccer’s tremendous future.”Nashville and David Beckham’s Miami are set to compete in the MLS in 2020.While FC Cincinnati has a place in the league for next season, it has yet to be decided which conference they will join.last_img

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