Source: MLS decision on second expansion city expected after the new year

(FOX19 NOW file)
(FOX19 NOW file)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Major League Soccer decision on their second expansion city is expected to be announced after the new year, according to a source.

Now, FC Cincinnati fans will have to wait longer to find out whether the soccer club will be granted the second expansion bid from MLS.

"I wish we would find out early... it would have been a good Christmas present. It's worse then waiting for Santa," one fan said.

Meanwhile, Nashville fans have a reason to celebrate. MLS commissioner Don Garber will travel to Tennessee Wednesday and officially award an expansion spot to Music City, MLS confirmed to FOX19 NOW.

That leaves one unnamed expansion bid that will go to either Cincinnati, Sacramento or Detroit. As of Tuesday afternoon, Nashville is the only city with a scheduled visit by MLS officials.

Jeff Berding had no comment.

MLS Board of Governors was scheduled to meet and vote last week, though FC Cincinnati has been given no exact time when a public announcement may come.

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FC Cincinnati has already surpassed 15,000 season ticket holders for the 2018 season. In just two seasons as a franchise, the club is bringing in more fans a game than several MLS cities.

In June, FCC upset two MLS teams -- the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire -- in the U.S. Open Cup.

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