Major League Soccer expands to Salt Lake City

Major League Soccer announced Salt Lake City as the site of the league’s newest expansion team. The team will be owned and operated by Dave Checketts’ Sports Capital Partners. The team will play at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles stadium for its first two seasons. Rice-Eccles stadium is the home of the United Soccer League’s Utah Blitzz and was the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. The playing field is synthetic Field Turf, not real grass.

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  1. ed danielski on wrote:

    I think the league has done a terrific job of promoting soccer in the U.S. However I also think that the league has really made a major error in wasting $250 million on Beckham. He’s past his prime, can’t make the all-England team and is not worth it.
    for a league that is struggling financially, his contract seems like a huge waste and a slap in the face to our American players. Just remember the NASL and what their wild spending led to.