Ohio cities Cincinnati, Columbus on opposite paths of MLS's future

Ohio cities Cincinnati, Columbus on opposite paths of MLS's future

02-Dec-2017 13:29:00 | Yahoo Sports

Political and business leaders in Cincinnati are pushing toward their goal of scoring a Major League Soccer franchise, while in Ohio's capital city, soccer supporters are on defense. In a few years, Ohio could have two MLS teams. Or still just one. Or nil. The 22-year-old league's growth plan got shaken when the owner of the Columbus Crew, one of its 10 original teams, announced in October he could seek to move the team to Austin, Texas, if Columbus can't come up with a new stadium in a downtown location. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has expressed frustration with lack of commitment from the league and Crew owner Andrew Precourt to keeping the team in his city. "Great American cities do not

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