Nashville mayor Megan Barry and the prospective MLS ownership group in the city unveiled a plan to build a 27,500 seat soccer stadium using a combination of public and private funding. They new facility would be built at the Nashville Fairgrounds and would cost about $250 million. Most of that money comes from "revenue bonds", which will be generated by revenue from the stadium itself. The city and ownership group will contribute $25 million each. Of course, if Nashville is passed over for expansion, all of this gets thrown out the window.
Of course, a solid stadium plan is a large feather in the cap for any MLS expansion efforts. The league has long stated that a soccer stadium is essential for an expansion franchise. This news vaults Nashville's bid near the top of the list of cities that could be awarded a franchise this winter.
Alvaro Morata will miss more than a month with a grade two hamstring strain suffered against Manchester City last weekend. The injury was diagnosed by Spanish National Team doctors ahead of this weekend's World Cup Qualifying matches, which Morata will obviously not take part in.
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