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ASN Morning Read: Even More MLS Teams!

With 24 MLS teams already confirmed, the league went public with the specifics of its plan to expand to 28; An American abroad in Scotland is making his mark; Joe Corona returns to his old home.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
December 16, 2016
2:47 AM
  • Major League Soccer announced its timeline for further expansion with teams 25 and 26 being announced in mid-late 2017, starting play by 2020 with an expansion fee of $150 million. Teams 27 and 28 will be announced later. There are 10 ownership groups who have expressed interest: Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham, Sacramento, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa/St. Petersburg.

  • A look at what is expected of the winning bidders.

  • Scottish Premier League Player of the Month – and New York native – Bjorn Johnsen hopes to play for the U.S. national team. On Hearts teammate Perry Kitchen: "Playing with him makes you realize that American soccer is making the right steps in the right directions. He's very influential over here. I want both of us to do well here and really show what we're made of and that American soccer is no joke…..It's resonating with the people around the league - not just in our locker room.”

  • Joe Corona is returning to Tijuana, where he began his pro career

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