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The prospect of Detroit landing a fifth major sports team is exciting and would further demonstrate the vitality of our burgeoning downtown. Wayne County is proud to support Detroit's Major League Soccer bid.

MLS has taken their expansion process into "extra time" after announcing that Nashville will receive an expansion franchise in December. Detroit, along with Sacramento and Cincinnati, are finalists for the league's second expansion franchise.

In December, as part of Detroit's presentation to MLS leadership, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans submitted a letter of support for the proposal. We think a Detroit MLS team could be a tremendous asset for the league's goal of growing soccer in North America.

Read Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans' letter in support of Detroit's MLS expansion bid.