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SBI Friday Rewind: Las Vegas stadium deal likely kaput; FIFA decision coming on Qatar; and more

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It’s a fierce fight for the remaining expansion slot up for grabs in Major League Soccer, and it looks like Las Vegas may have to bow out. Reports out of Sin City indicate a plan to build an MLS stadium there will not get approval from the city council. If it is rejected when it comes up for a vote next month, that will likely mean a knockout for the Las Vegas bid for an MLS team.

Meanwhile, everyone is going to have to wait a bit longer to hear anything from FIFA ethics investigations related to awarding the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively. FIFA ethics chief Hans-Joachim Eckert said a decision over alleged potential bidding corruption is unlikely to come until next spring.

And the 2020 European Championships are set, with England playing host for the key matches of the tournament, including the final at Wembley Stadium in London.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI Friday:

Report: Las Vegas stadium proposal on the rocks

The SBI Show: Episode 165 (Talking the new MLS logo, U.S. Open Cup Final, and more)

MLS Week 28: A Look Ahead

Sounders add Nigerian defender Apam

Toni nets second-half brace as Sporting KC win CCL clash with Deportivo Saprissa

USL Pro semifinals: A Look Ahead

NASL Week 12: A Look Ahead

Fort Lauderdale Strikers sold to Brazilian trio

College Weekend Preview: Delaware’s California Clashes, Virginia-Notre Dame Headline Week 4

SBI College Soccer Top 25 (Sept. 19th Edition)

Friday Kickoff: 2018, 2022 World Cup decision to come in Spring; Maradona discusses drug regrets; and more

UEFA selects 13 host cities for Euro 2020, London’s Wembley Stadium to host final

Europa League Rewind: Howard stars for Everton; Sevilla beat Feyenoord; and more

Liga MX Round 9: A Look Ahead

This Weekend’s Soccer on TV



  1. In a perfect world of soccer in the United States, MLS would have 28 teams with east and west and room for expansion. If, if and I’m saying if MLS wants 30 to 32 teams, there would have to be promotion and relegation with MLS2. (An easy method)
    30 to 32 teams in MLS1 is too much and pro/rel would come in easier but an MLS2 is needed.
    Like I said before in a perfect world of soccer in the US, fancy markets like Vegas, Miami, cosmos, would be in due to its world recognition power.
    MLS would have an nfl type of salary cap and free agency with no crazy rules.
    But we are not even close to a real soccer league in the US 🙁 maybe in 30 years and the scary part about MLS, garber doesn’t elaborate in the future of MLS.
    We know about expansion, but why not pick a number like 28 and shut up. Why not talk about an MLS 2, why not talk about NASL and uslpro. What’s so difficult about giving the fan hope and realize that MLS will never get national televised games like nfl or nba in abc or fox.


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