Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Miami Soccer Fans will have to keep waiting...
It looks like Miami will have to wait a little longer until MLS awards this city a team. According to Eufootbalbiz . MLS Senior Vice-President Dan Courtemance confirmed that plans are moving ahead as expected in Philadelphia, bringing the reality of a 16th franchise even closer. The MLS will expand by an additional two teams for the 2011 season. The cities waiting, Vancouver, Ottawa, Miami, St. Louis and Portland, will need to wait until mid March.
Why the delay? Unexpected setbacks. Turns out MLS Commissioner Don Garber has visited all bidding cities except Ottawa and plans to complete the trip by the end of January.
Already two cities have withdrawn. Originally strong candidate Montreal retracted its bid last November and recenlty it was Atlanta that bit the dust.
The one thing that we can rest assured about is that everyone is sure MLS will award one of the teams to Miami. Barcelona Miami is ready to start in 2010 and I can't wait!