As hype continues to grow for Detroit City FC, talks have continued around Detroit possibly attaining an MLS team. Fans from around the metro-area have been very vocal in their support of an MLS team coming to the Motor City and national media outlets have continued to report on this possibility as well.
Now Detroit soccer fans can have something concrete to hold onto. During the MLS annual ‘block party’ this year celebrating the planned expansion of a Sacramento team, MLS Commissioner Don Garber made mention of the future plans of the ever-growing league:
Garber mentioned Detroit, St. Louis, San Diego, San Antonio, and Austin as possible #MLS expansion markets in addition to Sacramento.
— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) April 14, 2016
MLS to go to 28 teams; "We need to move forward in St. Louis & Detroit and see where they are," Garber says https://t.co/LKL828i8CY
— Dave Lange (@soccermadeinstl) April 14, 2016
Could the MLS *finally* bring a franchise to Detroit? The commissioner confirms it's possible. https://t.co/o5rgFGw4Ux
— Freep Sports (@freepsports) April 14, 2016
Finally, there is substantial evidence of the MLS being interested in coming to Detroit. We are the largest media market without an MLS team and there is definite interest that should put Detroit on the MLS map in no time.
And in case you are curious where a possible MLS team would be located in Detroit, check out our Top 5 locations to put a Detroit MLS squad.