MLS Expansion Rumors: Analyzing the Pretenders and Contenders for the 20th Spot

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MLS Expansion Rumors: Analyzing the Pretenders and Contenders for the 20th Spot
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There’s no doubt that the MLS is on its way up in American society. Fifteen years ago it would have been impossible to think about the incredible production the league has endured since its inception.

The MLS now boasts 18 teams, spread amongst each region, with many of these clubs becoming a top entertainment option in their respective location. In 1996, the league was begging cities to take on a team. Now, cities would do anything to buy a piece of the multi-million dollar enterprise.

The last couple of years we have seen multiple MLS bids come and go, mainly leaving fans drowned in speculation about who we will see grace the league in a few years. Rumors have gotten to a point where it is hard to tell what part of the body the whistle-blower's words are coming.

I am here to analyze the potential bids and distinguish the contenders and pretenders for the 20th MLS spot and beyond.

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