Report: Atlanta in ‘significant discussions’ for MLS franchise
According to a story in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank (pictured, left) is in advanced talks with Major League Soccer about expanding to Atlanta.
From the report:
MLS commissioner Don Garber said on Wednesday that the league has already decided where three of the league’s next four expansion teams will be located. Perhaps Atlanta would complete the quartet, if the Journal-Constitution’s report is accurate.
General consensus is that the southeastern United States is set to receive at least one franchise, as it is the only area of the country currently without a team.