News

Garber: MLS expansion not question of if, but when

Garber: MLS expansion not question of if, but when

Expansion is coming to Major League Soccer. The only questions are where and when. Photo: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Expansion is coming to Major League Soccer. The only questions facing the league’s board are how many teams to add, where to locate them and when to bring them into the fold.

Commissioner Don Garber told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview Monday that the league’s owners plan to discuss expansion “in great detail” on Wednesday.

The MLS will play Italian club AS Roma in its annual All-Star game that night.

At the moment, the league is primarily focused on adding a second team in New York. But with David Beckham holding an ownership option and several cities expressing interest in a establishing a franchise, the league could shoot past the 20-team mark in the next few years.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond

combine

A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.

in Local

Candidates Spar On Obamacare

WP-Microphone

In the Nebraska Senate race, there are a few issues that the two major candidates have major disagreements.

in Local

New Jobs For Western Iowa

employment

he Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board last week approved state incentives for a railcar maintenance facility.

in Local

Fischer Tours Nuke Sites

Capitol 2014 3

Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer has returned to Washington after touring the three nuclear weapon facilities in the United States.

in Local

Radon Testing Encouraged

radon

This week is National Radon Action Week, and the Cancer Prevention Center is encouraging radon testing to reduce the number of Americans exposed to the gas.