New York City will likely be getting a second Major League Soccer team soon. According to MLS Commissioner Don Garber, MLS will be adding a 20th team to their organization in the coming weeks. And that team will reportedly be based out of New York City, which is already home to the New York Red Bulls. However, reports are also indicating that that team will not be the storied New York Cosmos franchise. They will instead begin participating in the North American Soccer League this summer.
So which team is going to be joining MLS then? It sounds like it's still a fluid situation.
"We continue—you've heard this for the last year—but we continue to negotiate with the city of New York, meet with local political folks and community leaders to get support for the stadium we hope to build in Flushing Meadow Park," Garber said recently. "We are deeply engaged with potential ownership groups, and we are hopeful to be able to announce a 20th team within the next three to four weeks, perhaps, so the timing's accelerated a little bit. I should moderate that—four to six weeks. Got that? Four to six weeks."
Confused? You're not alone. From the sound of things, there's still a lot to be worked out in the next four to six weeks. But, if you're interested in reading a full report on the potential NYC-based MLS team, you can check it out over here.
[via Capital New York]