Report: MLS talking Atlanta expansion

September 13, 2013
By ESPN Staff
Major League Soccer and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank are in "significant discussions" to bring an expansion team to the city, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Thursday.

The newspaper, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the talks, said talks "accelerated" when the Falcons received permission for a new stadium, scheduled to be completed in 2017.

In 2012, Blank, a co-founder of The Home Depot, had used the possible attraction of an MLS franchise in his proposal ...

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