as informed in – Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert announced today that they have submitted an official application to Major League soccer (MLS) to bring an expansion franchise to downtown Detroit.
An MLS team will complement the two lower division minor league soccer teams playing in Detroit.
No where else can you find as many major league teams in the urban core than in Detroit,” said Gilbert.
• Part of bringing top-tier soccer to Michigan is being fully vested in youth soccer.
• Plans include a first-class, state-of-the-art soccer stadium in the heart of Detroit’s sports and entertainment district.
As it stated in View Full Caption Facebook/Chicago FireSOLDIER FIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who’s courted many major sporting events to Chicago, has another win: the Major League soccer All-Star Game.
Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, said Emanuel suggested Chicago host the game while the two were taking in a Copa América game last summer at Soldier Field.
MLS officials confirmed Tuesday that Soldier Field will host the league’s All-Star Game on Aug. 2, a day before Lollapalooza kicks off in Grant Park nearby.
The America’s Cup, a prestigious yacht race, and the Copa América soccer tournament also held unprecedented events in Chicago last year.
David Accam of the Chicago Fire dribbles the ball in a game last year against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Soldier Field will host the 2017 Major League Soccer All-Star Game
As it stated in City and league officials announced on Tuesday that the 2017 MLS All-Star Game will be held on August 2 at Soldier Field.
This summer’s All-Star Game isn’t Soldier Field’s first foray into the world of soccer (or football, for some).
“The MLS All-Star Game is an opportunity to take the best of our league and put them up against one of the best clubs while broadcasting it around the globe.”The 2017 All-Star Game will air in more than 170 countries.
Major League soccer will put its best athletes on display in Chicago this summer.
In 2006, the MLS held its All-Star Game at Toyota Park in Bridgeview.
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