The Major League Soccer 2017 expansion tour continued this week with official league visits in North Carolina.
Charlotte and Raleigh are among 12 cities hoping to land an MLS team. Nashville appeared to make a strong case recently when league Commissioner Don Garber visited the city in conjunction with the U.S. national team’s Gold Cup opener against Panama.
The turnout caught Garber’s eye. The July 8 game drew 42,622 fans to Nissan Stadium. A U.S. women’s national team SheBelieves Cup match against France last year drew more than 25,000 fans.
“If you don’t have success with friendlies or international competition, you’re not going to have success in MLS,”…