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Arthur Blank Expected To Pay Between $70-100M For MLS Expansion Fee
Published April 10, 2014
ENOUGH TO GO AROUND? In Montreal, Matthew Wood wrote while expansion "can be considered good news to the current clubs, the pace at which MLS is growing is perhaps slight cause for concern." With current rosters set at 30, there are "serious questions as to the ability of the United States and Canada to support an extra 21% growth within three years." Wood: "Simply put -- do the U.S. elite ranks have enough talent to put an extra 120 players into MLS without 'watering down' the product that has begun to win so many local fans?" (MONTREALGAZETTE.com, 4/9).