Nashville got approved for the year 2020 Expansion plans in December 2017, yet the city has a long way to go to get ready to storm the Major League Soccer. US billionaire John Ingram led the initiative to have an MLS side in Nashville, aside the team in the United Soccer League (USL) – the second tier league in the US. However, they are still far behind as there is no concrete team or coach in place, no permanent stadium sorted out yet, and other necessary infrastructure.
The team would have less than two years to develop a professional side that can compete at the highest levels. Well, the club has been able to convince former Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre to assume the task of filling the empty slots in the structure.
The FC Tampa Bay Rowdie’s midfielder, Joe Cole recently sent a message to Chelsea fans concerning their newly arrived striker, Alvaro Morata. The Englishman backs Alvaro Morata to be a success at the London club, Chelsea this season after his arrival in England from the LaLiga giants, Real Madrid on a reported fee of 78 million euro.
The Spanish striker joined them at the Stamford Bridge as their fourth signing of the summer as he penned a five-year contract with the English Premier League defending champions following his Spain exit. Alvaro was heavily linked with a switch to Manchester United for much of the summer before his transfer to Chelsea was confirmed later while Manchester United got Romelu Lukaku from Everton. (more…)
LA Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid has confirmed that his team is looking for a striker ahead of the new season. When asked about the new season, Sigi Schmid has stated that there will be new players ahead of the season.
He said that at the moment there is not a particular player that they are interested in as they are still weighing their different options.
A federal judge has denied the North American Soccer League (NASL) its request to regain the Division II status, according to reports from ESPN. The NASL moved against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) in a bid to regain it Division II status but Judge Margo K. Brodie denied the application.
The judge heard arguments from either side at the Eastern District Court in New York. The NASL argued that not regaining the designation would ruin it completely. It also added that the USSF was in bed with the top flight league the Major League Soccer (MLS), the marketing arm Soccer United Marketing and the United Soccer League (USL) to harm it.
Another prospective MLS ownership group Nashville have revealed plans for a 30,000 seat stadium.
At the Metro Council meeting on Monday, Nashville Soccer Club Holdings unveiled preliminary designs for the stadium to be constructed at the Fairgrounds Nashville site.
The Nashville Group are among the prospective 12 sides seeking to tap into the expansion franchise of the MLS. The league is growing in profile and global appeal so many sides want to buy in but only two new teams would be named this year and another two next year.
The MLS seeks sides that have soccer-specific stadium alongside their bid to join the league. So the group is making plans to build in their 500,000 square-foot venue in the Wedgewood-Houston neighbourhood. The group has an aggressive timeline in place as financing talks could be done in seven to eight weeks and legislation moves rushed around October. (more…)