Wow, it's a post about Major League Soccer (holy shit)! Anyways, MLS is expanding once again with David Beckham's franchise Inter Miami CF being slated to enter in 2020. MLS will have 26 teams in their league, an eye-raising total for a league that has only been around since 1993. Anyways, I've created a realignment plan that'll fit with MLS's rapid growth.
Here's where things get a little tricky. Keep an eye on the Columbus Crew in the future. For now, they're gaining an interstate rival in FC Cincinnati. However, Crew CEO Anthony Precourt has made his intentions clear that he wants to move the team to Austin. If that happens, feel free to swap the relocated Crew for the Chicago Fire, who would go back to the Eastern Conference. As mentioned earlier, you also have D.C. United and Real Salt Lake that could fit in the other division of their respective conference.
But what if MLS were to expand to say, Detroit? If MLS expanded to a city like Sacramento or Las Vegas, the fix would be easy. Just plop Sacramento or Vegas in the Pacific Division and call it a day. But if Detroit (or Pittsburgh) eventually gets a franchise, it would reform the Eastern Conference divisions to create an Atlantic Division comprising of the following teams:
Wow, did I seriously have an in-depth blog post about MLS of all things?
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