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Major League Soccer is expected to announce Cincinnati as its next expansion team on Tuesday.

A press conference 'regarding Cincinnati's soccer future' will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati owner Carl Lindner III, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley will be in attendance.


MLS awarded a bid to Nashville in December and had expected to announce another team at that time as well but delayed a decision as finalists Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento all had elements of their bid that needed addressed.

Cincinnati was still sorting out its soccer-specific stadium plans at the time. However, the club finally completed its bid with a West End stadium deal passing with a 5-4 City Council Vote on April 9. The club signed a Community Benefits Agreement was signed with a group representing West End residents last week.

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