Don Garber, the MLS commissioner said that he is impressed with the progress the league is making. A prospective expansion franchise planned to happen in 2023 will upgrade Major League Soccer.
The league has been looking for the 30th team from the time a bid by Sacramento failed with Phoenix, as well as San Diego, being the targeted destinations. However, lately, Las Vegas is now the upcoming market everyone is targeting.
Wes Edens alongside Nassef Sawiris is the executive behind this ultimate and time-defining project. The two are partners in the ownership of the Aston Villa Football Club of the English Premier League. The two are billionaires who lately trademarked the Las Vegas team as Las Vegas Villains with the hope that the deal succeeds.
Bill Foley, the owner of Las Vegas Knights, and other investors like Wes Edens are linking the Major League soccer deals, therefore, are willing to join the project. Don Garber also confirmed this prospect and said that it could be a fascinating experience if the MLS spreads further into Las Vegas.
Don Garber told ESPN that Wes Edens and the partner among other investors will make the market explode and grow perspectively. Don says that they have already witnessed the success of the Knights alongside other big events. Some of the events were tested and approved in the final of the Gold Cup. Also, the infamous final of the League Cup will be held there.
Las Vegas has been classified as a fascinating market, and it will be better if the 30th team is secured to ensure the league is completely expanded once the World Cup happens in 2026. Therefore, the Las Vegas focus will not cease because the market is quite lucrative. However, even with the outrageous excitement of the league finally in Las Vegas, Don confirms that a lot should be done before the decision is made.