Garber: Atlanta Minneapolis in mix for expansion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says Atlanta, Minneapolis, Sacramento, San Diego and Texas sites are under consideration as expansion cites.
MLS will increase to 21 teams when New York City and Orlando, Fla., start play in 2015. A Miami team has been awarded to former Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham, but a date has not been set for it to take the field.
The league said last July it plans to reach 24 teams by 2020, and Garber spoke about additional cities Thursday during a conference call to discuss the league's purchase of Chivas USA.
Garber also mentioned Sacramento, where the United Soccer Leagues is launching the Republic to start play this year.