MLS has figured out that their next members need to come with strong home crowds. That’s just business savviness.
So San Diego getting the next expansion team was a no-brainer.
San Diego’s proximity to Tijuana, the city’s commitment to youth soccer and its multicultural makeup – paired with the gorgeous weather of southern California – all factored into the decision no doubt. But what made an MLS team a reality? Timing.
As evinced this past Thursday when MLS commissioner Don Garber formally announced the league’s 30th member, timing was of the essence with the right investors coming…