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Forbes: Atlanta United is Major League Soccer’s most valuable team (Slideshow)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Arthur Blank's investment in Atlanta United FC appears to be paying off. The United has ridden the wave of its record-setting fan support to debut atop Forbes magazines's list of most valuable Major League Soccer clubs. The second-year squad hadn't produced enough data for last year's list, but Forbes valued the club currently at $330 million — edging the LA Galaxy by $10 million.

Crowd of 50,000-plus will watch Minnesota’s last home game

Friday, October 19th, 2018

After almost two full years as a Major League Soccer franchise, Minnesota United FC has been an unquestionably successful draw in a crowded sports market. The Loons have more than 50,000 tickets sold and distributed for their final home game of the season to prove it. When Minnesota hosts a Los Angeles team that needs a win Sunday to stay in contention the Western Conference playoffs, superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Galaxy will be the target of more than twice the usual jeers from the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium.

Soccer: Browns’ owners aiming to keep Crew in Columbus

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are part of a group in deep negotiations to buy Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew and keep the team in Columbus. The Haslams and the family of Columbus-based orthopedist Dr. Pete Edwards make up the Columbus Partnership, which released a joint statement with MLS on Friday that reads: "Major League Soccer and the Columbus Partnership have been working together for several months on a plan to keep the Crew in Columbus and we have made significant progress." It continues: "MLS, the Columbus Partnership and the investor group all agree that for the Club to be successful, it requires strong local owners, long-term corporate support, a strong season ticket base and long-term plans for a stadium, practice facilities and associated sites.