Lately, it’s starting to seem like the MLS is only getting bigger and bigger as more clubs are entering the league and new stadiums are being built as well as high profile players making their way and testing their luck by playing football in United States which isn’t such a predominant place for the sport.
Frank Lampard and Ricardo Kaka are the more well-known players that are going to be joining the MLS in 2015 and while David Beckham is not having such a smooth transition in his journey of earning a proper permit that would allow him to construct a stadium for his Miami franchise expansion team, there are others that are having it much easier as the District of Columbia Council approved a deal which is worth around $310 million that would allow D.C. United to have a stadium to be built.
An agreement was made for the city’s Major League Soccer franchise that permits the team on building a 20,000 seat venue.
D.C. United is the most successful Major League Soccer team as it has won the domestic league 13 times as well as a number of international trophies, the team is currently playing in the RFK Stadium which was officially opened more than 50 years ago.
The Major League Soccer team D.C. United is owned by the Indonesian media entrepreneur and sports investor Erick Thohir who also has a controlling stake in the Italian club Inter Milan.
The MLS is attracting foreign investors as it’s such a new league, people are starting to take into consideration buying clubs in the American League and see how it develops over time.
Vincent Tan is the owner of Cardiff City and the Malaysian investor has expressed his interest in extending his reach to the MLS which is turning into an attractive place to invest in.