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Beckham’s Miami, Nashville and MLS: the pros and cons of expansion

At the end of the 2014 season, Major League Soccer consisted of 19 teams. With Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC beginning play next season and Austin FC, Sacramento Republic and a St. Louis franchise already announced beyond that, by 2022 there will be at least 29 MLS franchises. At the roster size of 30 active players each, that’s 300 more spots to fill, an increase of more than 50 percent from 2014.

Published: January 10, 2020