The elected officials of Las Vegas City Council are eyeing the decision makers of Major League Soccer (MLS). However, the Council is still deciding whether it should negotiate terms on a deal that will decide on whether there should be the establishment of a venue for soccer. The motive is to make a way for the United Soccer League’s team Las Vegas Lights FC in order to have the team apply and join the MLS. The Council aims to forward a proposal to the commissioner to the MLS Don Garber and the owner of the Soccer League in exchange for the money worth. For this, the FC is ready to convert an area of as much as 62 acres of land from a mere stadium village if it makes the MLS consider its offer better.
The MLS owners in the year 2017 were planning to extend it to as many as four cities. But, the MLS has always had a hard time and their struggles date back to the year of their establishment itself. Initially, when the MLS decided to expand, it did face some problems but found its way out soon enough. The League now wishes to expand itself to six teams and is eyeing the Indianapolis for this particular franchise. The Indianapolis franchise is at present the member of the United Soccer League but wishes to elevate its status and get to be a part of the Major League of Soccer and are ready to offer as many as $112 million to be a part of it.
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The financial contribution of Major League Soccer is improving as can be seen from the Football Finance 100 report issued by Soccerex. This report has compiled a list of hundred clubs across the world based on a comprehensive analytical study. There are five main factors considered which are playing assets or players, tangible assets owned by the clubs such as training centers, stadium, the potential for investment by the owner, cash in bank accounts and debt in net amounts.
Ranking has been done based on the score created out of the five factors for each club; the top hundred clubs have been ranked on the basis of these scores. This year’s list sees 14 clubs of MLS in the top 100 which is one higher than the listing seen last year. Among them, LA Galaxy is highest ranked along with Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution, all of which have positions are in the top 30. Seattle Sounders has tangible assets with a total value of $295,117,170; this is highest among all the MLS clubs. Orlando City is ranked 51st and it is 11th among the total 14 clubs of MLS.
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Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer have hailed 2018 as the most competitive season for them since he has appraised the state of North American League during the finals of MLS Cup. Garber praised the finalists of MLS Cup, Portland Timbers, and Atlanta United as he talked about the topics that included league expansion, the probable changes to the playoff formats of MLS Cup, and the global transfer market.
Garber has stated that he guesses that they might end up with something which is a little than what they have now. He refused to talk about the specifics of the pending discussion amongst the owners of the club in the following week. However, he has stated that the aim of the changes is going to be to make the consistent season more important.
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LA Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said that he wants to see his team improve defensively after the mistakes they committed in the match against DC United. Despite playing with three at the back, LA Galaxy conceded 2 goals and could only earn a point in the game against DC United.
Sigi Schmid said that he was not happy with the way his team has defended especially in the second half. He said that they conceded a cheap goal on a poor clearance and that the second goal was conceded because his players allow the opposition to much time on the ball. Continue reading “Schmid wants improvement at the back”
Major League Soccer (MLS) side Toronto FC have broken a two decade old points’ record hull by a club. The top flight side achieved the feat with a 2-2 draw against Atlanta United. The draw pushed The Reds to 69 points total, moving them a point above the record 68 points set by Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998 for most points in a single season.
Toronto reached the 69 points hull in 34 games, a lull compared to LA Galaxy’s 68 points in 32 games. The Galaxy even lost points as games went to a penalty shootout in the case of a draw. They lost out in the shootout twice and were not awarded any points.
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