Major League Soccer releases statement on expansion

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Major League Soccer released the following statement about expansion following Tuesday's Board of Governors meeting:

Major League Soccer's owners met today in Los Angeles and discussed a variety of topics including a review of potential expansion finalists Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento. The MLS Board of Governors viewed the recent Cincinnati City Council vote on the West End stadium as a positive step forward for Cincinnati's expansion bid. While there was no plan for a formal expansion vote at today's Board of Governors meeting, the League will continue discussions with the three expansion finalists.

Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento are the three finalist cities contending for the right to become the league’s 26th team.

LAFC, the league’s 23rd team, are currently playing in their inaugural MLS season and they will open their new Banc of California Stadium on Sunday, April 29.

The league recently announced its 24th and 25th clubs: Nashville (announced December 20, 2017) and Miami (announced January 29, 2018).