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MLS confirms expansion to 28 teams

Major League Soccer confirms plans to expand to 28 teams in the coming years.

Major League Soccer has confirmed that it plans to expand its league to 28 teams in the coming years.

The league currently has 20 teams but will expand to 22 next year with the arrivals of Atlanta United and Minnesota United.

A 23rd team, Los Angeles FC, will follow in 2018, while the 24th spot has been earmarked for David Beckham's mooted Miami-based team, which is still awaiting approval pending a greenlight for its stadium.

In a press conference on Thursday, MLS commissioner Don Garber revealed that it would award franchises to a 25th and 26th team next year in time for the 2020 season, with two more spots expected to follow at some point in the near future.

Ten cities are competing for the 25th and 26th spots in the league - Cincinnati, Charlotte, Detroit, Nashville, Raleigh/Durham, Sacramento, St Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Tampa/St. Petersburg - and will have until the end of January to submit in-depth proposals to the MLS.

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2New York City FCNY City20124438241440
3New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls18112537181935
4Columbus Crew218672425-130
5New England RevolutionNew England197753228428
6Montreal ImpactMontreal2190122433-927
7Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia197392530-524
8Chicago Fire2165103341-823
9Orlando City1971112742-1522
10Toronto1944113038-816
11DC United153572630-414

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Dallas19115331211038
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles18104441281334
3Sporting Kansas CityKansas209653324933
4Portland TimbersPortland168532618829
5Real Salt LakeSalt Lake209292937-829
6Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy198473430428
7Houston DynamoHouston1875636261026
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver207582739-1226
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd1971112437-1322
10Seattle SoundersSeattle174491522-716
11Colorado RapidsColorado1944112130-916
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes1926112939-1012

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