Detroit tabbed as one of four finalists for future MLS club

Those hopeful for professional sports expansion in the city of Detroit and seeing a soccer team inhabit the downtown area are one step closer to seeing that dream become a reality. News broke on Wednesday of Major League Soccer announcing four finalists for future expansion franchises and Detroit was listed as one of the final … Read more

Chris Ilitch says soccer would be “great for the city of Detroit”

With the recent news that Comerica Park would be hosting the International Champions Cup, it seems the attitude to bring soccer to Detroit is strengthing. Chris Ilitch, CEO and President of Ilitch Holdings Inc. that scheduled the soccer match in Comerica Park, expressed a great deal of support for the world’s most popular sport coming to the … Read more

UEFA Champions League semifinalist Juventus shows interest in playing in Michigan

Juventus F.C. is one of the major soccer clubs in Europe. The Italian squad is currently in the midst of a UEFA Champions League run that has them potentially moving onto the UEFA Champions League title match. That honor is a major accomplishment for European soccer and is arguably the most important title outside of the … Read more

What is the estimated cost to have an MLS team in the Motor City?

News: Detroit Auto Show

The Wayne County Jail Site has been one of the most fought over locations in Metro Detroit in some time. While the county seem steadfast in finishing their project, the citizens of Metro Detroit have had the attitude that something else must be done. Famous Detroiter Dan Gilbert recently sent in a proposal to attain the … Read more

BREAKING: Dan Gilbert proposes solution to Wayne County Jail Site dispute

There has been no secret how badly the Detroit-to-MLS efforts need the Wayne County Jail Site. In our list of the three biggest obstacles for the MLS effort, we cited this debacle over the site just south of Ford Field as a major hurdle that Dan Gilbert and his ownership group needed to overcome. It would … Read more

Detroit Sports Nation’s guide to soccer

Like it or not, soccer is growing in America and coming to Detroit. Many who have heard about the world’s most popular sport seem to have a lack of real knowledge about it. With the very real possibility of the MLS coming to Detroit, we have compiled a few things that everyone in Detroit should know about … Read more

The application process for MLS expansion to Detroit is almost here

We may finally be coming closer to Detroit finally receiving an MLS team. After the initial plan was presented by Dan Gilbert and his business group to bring MLS to Detroit, news had remained pretty quite on those efforts. The primary point of contention had revolved around the MLS not formally announcing its expansion plans and the … Read more

MLS Commissioner wants to integrate Michigan Bucks and DCFC into Detroit MLS efforts

We at DSN have been chronicling the growing efforts to bring professional soccer to Detroit. The plans have already been in place under Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert. Now, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press, there are efforts to integrate the Michigan Bucks and Detroit City FC into the Detroit MLS structure. In the report, MLS … Read more

Dan Gilbert must make peace with DCFC before MLS arrives in Motor City

There has been no shortage of news in the recent months about Dan Gilbert’s intention to bring the MLS to Detroit. He has partnered with Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Pistons executive Arn Tellem to create a plan to turn the Wayne County Jail Site into an entertainment area focused around an MLS stadium. The … Read more

MLS Detroit video details development plans (video)

Wednesday was the day many soccer fans had been waiting for in Detroit. The MLS finally released a video and coordinated with Dan Gilbert to show concrete details on the plan to bring MLS to the state of Michigan. The video above illustrates a very exciting and colorful plan to have Detroit be the next expansion team for Major League Soccer.

Dan Gilbert presents detailed plan on bringing MLS to Detroit

Things are starting to heat up in the “MLS to Detroit” conversation. As previously reported by DSN, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores have banded together to push forward efforts to bring Major League Soccer to Detroit. On April 27th, Gilbert and Pistons Executive Arn Tellem went into detail on the plans for … Read more