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:
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Report: Las Vegas stadium proposal on the rocks
MINOR LEAGUE SOCCER
USL Pro semifinals: A Look Ahead