The city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are discussing a proposal to renovate the city's historic American Legion Memorial Stadium in partnership with Marcus Smith, president, and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, to transform it into the home venue for an MLS expansion team, according to media reports.
Could the Los Angeles derby in 2018 feature a showdown between Mexican national team stars? According to a report from Spanish sports outlet AS, 2018 MLS expansion side LAFC is eyeing Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez for the club's inaugural season.
The offseason haul continues for Sporting Kansas City. Spanish midfielder Ilie Sanchez was announced as Sporting KC's latest winter signing on Friday morning after agreeing to a two-year deal that includes an option for 2019. Sanchez, 26, arrives in Kansas City after most recently playing for Elche CF in Spain's second division.
the 2017 MLS official match ball, again by adidas, is here. (It's also available now on MLSstore.) Based this year on the adidas concept of "from the stadium to the streets and back again," the look draws on how soccer transcends popular culture. It also tells the MLS story by incorporating design elements from both the USA and Canada.