HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber is visiting the Houston Dynamo’s new stadium on the eve of its opening and talking about the expansion of the league.
Garber raved about BBVA Compass Stadium and the growth of soccer in Houston, and says it is a “shining example” of how far the sport has come.
He also spoke of the league’s long-term expansion plans and says within 20 years, he expects to have teams in “most major markets” including Miami, Minneapolis and Atlanta.
Garber touted the importance of soccer-specific stadiums on Friday. But says things are fine for most MLS teams that share a stadium, except for D.C. United at RFK Stadium. He says the high operating costs there make it “an untenable situation that has got to change.”