Miami's getting MLS franchise may be good news for FC Cincinnati

WCPOPublished: January 29, 2018
Published: January 29, 2018

FC Cincinnati fans should not be alarmed because Miami is getting a Major League Soccer franchise Monday. In fact, it might be good news. If nothing else, the Miami announcement could speed up the awarding of the next MLS expansion franchise to Cincinnati or its competitors, Sacramento and Detroit.  It could also mean FC Cincinnati would join MLS sooner than expected.  David Beckham's Miami group says it wants to begin in 2020 - not in 2019, as MLS had planned. That could leave a 2019 slot for Cincinnati - if it is selected - or for Nashville, which was chosen last month.  Commissioner Don Garber said a timetable would be announced after the next franchise announcement, which he promised would happen before the season opens in March. Beckham and his partners have scheduled a Monday event to formally announce Miami's new MLS team, as well as its name and logo.

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