Is expansion the answer to fixing MLS’ soccer standing?

There’s been a lot of recent buzz about expansion in Major League Soccer, the top tier of American soccer.

Part of that has been fueled by the league. MLS introduced two new franchises, Minnesota United FC and Atlanta United, this season and a lot of eyes have justifiably been set on those two squads.

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The 2017 MLS season is almost here, kicking off Friday, and what a year it is shaping up to be.

There are two new teams in Atlanta and Minnesota, bringing the league up to 22 teams for this season. There are tons of new players joining the league, as well as old faces who have moved on to new teams.

The league also had arguably its most exciting playoffs ever last season, and this year should provide just as much excitement.

So, who do we think will take home the top honors at the end of the year, including the MLS Cup? Let’s find out!

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MLS to Detroit? No.

DISCLAIMER: Before I get into this, I should note I’m not an MLS basher, or hater, or whatever you think I am against MLS. I’m just a realist who sees too many reasons why Detroit shouldn’t and won’t get an MLS team.

Soccer fans around the United States woke up today to the news that Minnesota was getting an MLS team in starting in 2018. Good for them, I wish them much success and hope that the league continues to grow and flourish.

With me being from Michigan though, the first thought everyone back home had was, “WHY DOES MINNESOTA GET A TEAM WHEN DETROIT WANTS ONE SO BADLY!?”

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