MLS Expansion - Philadelphia gets stadium deal, team to follow?
Since this was the final piece MLS said was needed, it does appear that Philadelphia is about to become the 16th MLS team. No word yet on when the league will announce, however MLS spokesman Dan Courtemanche said, “We’ll be here, should the government officials decide to make any type of announcement that pertains to a soccer stadium in Chester" adding, “We continue to have positive discussions with the potential ownership group and look forward to hearing positive details.”
If this is the case, then the Sons of Ben now have an actual team to support while St. Louis continues on in their hope of landing a team.
The new Philadelphia franchise is expected to begin play in the 2010 season.