Friday, December 22, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: MLS to announce next expansion team in 2018

Yesterday's Scores
La Liga
Eibar 4-1 Girona
(Inui 1', 54', Charles 10', Jordan 90+2')

Alaves 1-0 Malaga
(Munir 60')

European League Tables

MLS announced they will wait until early 2018 to select the second expansion franchise in this round of expansion. The league praised all three remaining bids in their statement, while adding that the expansion committee needs more time to determine which of the three would be the best fit for league at this time. Sacramento and Cincinnati are largely considered to be the favorites with Detroit as a distant fourth.

In a related story, Sacramento Republic are looking to add another wealthy investor amongst the speculation that MLS feels their ownership group isn't strong enough. Republic CEO Kevin Nagle released his three step plan to further strengthening the financial side of their bid yesterday. He's looking to attract another lead investor, as well as another limited partner, while engaging the community more than they already have. I still think Sacramento has what it takes to be in MLS right now and that they deserve the nod over Cincinnati. Then again, I felt Cincinnati deserved it more than Nashville, so what do I know?

There were a few minor MLS transactions from yesterday. Here's the rundown of them:

Today's Matches
Premier League
Arsenal v. Liverpool- 2:45pm- NBCSN

La Liga
Real Betis v. Athletic Bilbao- 1:30pm
Espanyol v. Atletico Madrid- 3:30pm

Serie A
Chievo Verona v. Bologna- 12pm- beIN
Cagliari v. Fiorentina- 2:45pm- beIN

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