Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan to invest in Major League Soccer franchise

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan and basketball great Magic Johnson are among the investors backing a new Major League Soccer franchise.

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has teamed up with basketball legend Magic Johnson and other investors to secure a new Major League Soccer franchise called Los Angeles Football Club.

The new team, which is also backed by Queens Park Rangers co-owner Ruben Gnanalingam and former US women's football star Mia Hamm, will enter MLS in 2017.

"We believe this team can become a globally-recognised brand," said Los Angeles Football Club managing partner Henry Nguyen.

MLS will become a 22-club division in 2017, with a new Atlanta-based franchise also joining the league as an expansion team that season.

Tan, who also owns FK Sarajevo in Bosnia, has told BBC Sport that he will be a "minority partner" in Los Angeles Football Club.

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