T.he is done waiting.
As I expected, major league soccer announced the founding on Thursday San Diego FC. The league’s 30th franchise will officially enter the competition in time for the 2025/26 season.
MLS commissioner Don Garber announced the new team at an event in San Diego Snapdragon Stadiumwhere he was flanked by extended club ownership groups.
Owning group includes MLB stars
junction MLS It’s an expensive business, and San Diego FC’s owner group pays big to get into America’s top soccer league.
Thursday revealed that San DiegoOwnership includes additional muscle and star power. Manny Machado.of San Diego Padres The third baseman was introduced as the new club’s “founding partner” and majority owner.
MachadoTaking ownership of the is another step forward for players deepening their roots within the San Diego community. Machado is in the first year of an 11-year, $350 million deal. Padres It features a no-trade clause and no opt-outs, which means he will be in it for the long term.
San Diego Royal Future Revealed
The current men’s professional soccer team is San Diego does not appear to be part of MLS proceed with the plan.
second stage USL Championship ~ side san diego royal In a short statement on social media, the club appeared to wish “good luck” with the new MLS franchise and acknowledged that there would be no future partnerships.
of Faithful is jointly owned by America soccer icon Landon Donovanimportant figures of MLS history. It is not yet known what role, if any, it will play. Donovan I have San Diego FC.