Detroit Once Again Passed Over For MLS Expansion Team
Detroit's hope for a Major League Soccer team looks to be on hold as once again the league passed on the Motor City for a new team.
According to Crain's Detroit, MLS recently awarded the latest expansion team to St. Louis.
With the addition of St. Louis, MLS would have 28 teams by next year. Two more are expected to be added in the future.
Detroit is not expected to be in the mix despite involvement from Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores and the Ford family.
Just a few years ago the city was favored to land a team but a new stadium plan and a plan to convert Ford Field for soccer fell apart. The league has said they want a soccer specific stadium for an expansion team.
Even though Detroit won't have an MLS team anytime soon, they do have a popular soccer franchise with Detroit City FC. Detroit City FC will join the National Independent Soccer Association next year.