San Diego Named 30th MLS Club; Debut in ’25
San Diego to Join MLS in 2025
San Diego has been named the 30th Major League Soccer (MLS) club, and the team is expected to debut in 2025. The announcement was made by MLS commissioner Don Garber during a news conference in San Diego.
New Soccer Team in San Diego
The new soccer team in San Diego will join the MLS in 2025 and is expected to play their first game that year. The team will be owned by Ron Burkle, a billionaire businessman who also owns the Sacramento Republic, a USL Championship team.
San Diego’s New Football Team
With the addition of the San Diego club, the MLS will expand to 30 teams. The league has already added Austin FC for the 2021 season and Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2022 season.
This latest expansion is part of the MLS’s plan to expand to 30 clubs. The league is also considering adding teams in Las Vegas and Phoenix.
San Diego’s Soccer Fans in for a Treat
The announcement is a big win for soccer fans in San Diego, who have been pushing for an MLS team for years. The city has a rich soccer history, with a number of successful lower-division teams, including the San Diego Sockers of the Major Indoor Soccer League and the San Diego Flash of the National Premier Soccer League.
San Diego Soccer Culture
San Diego’s soccer culture is deeply ingrained in the community, with a large number of youth and adult soccer leagues, as well as a number of soccer pubs that show international games.
San Diego’s Expectations
Ron Burkle, the owner of the new San Diego team, said he was excited about the opportunity to bring top-level soccer to the city. “San Diego is a world-class city that deserves a world-class soccer team,” he said. “We’re committed to building a team that will make San Diego proud and compete for championships.”
San Diego will be the 30th club to join the MLS and is expected to debut in 2025. The team will be owned by Ron Burkle and is expected to be a major hit with soccer fans in the city and throughout the region. With the addition of San Diego, the MLS continues to grow in popularity and reach, cementing its position as one of the top soccer leagues in the world.