Expansion Timeline: Minnesota United becomes MLS' newest expansion team

Minnesota finally has an MLS team.

On Wednesday, MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Minnesota United FC owner Dr. Bill McGuire announced that MLS will expand to Minnesota in 2018.

The club is the league's newest franchise, and the first based in the Upper Midwest.

The announcement comes a little less than a year after Atlanta was announced as an expansion team and six months after LA was awarded a new team.

Below you can see every MLS team and what year they entered, or will enter, the league.

Year Clubs
1996 Colorado Rapids
Columbus Crew
D.C. United
Dallas Burn
Kansas City Wiz
Los Angeles Galaxy
New England Revolution
NY/NJ MetroStars
San Jose Clash
Tampa Bay Mutiny
1998 Chicago Fire
Miami Fusion
2005 Real Salt Lake
CD Chivas USA
2006 Houston Dynamo
2007 Toronto FC
2009 Seattle Sounders FC
2010 Philadelphia Union
2011 Portland Timbers
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2012 Montreal Impact
2015 New York City FC
Orland City SC
2017 Atlanta
2018 Minnesota