A deal to keep the Columbus Crew in the Ohio capital and enable current owner Anthony Precourt to set up a team in Austin, Texas, is being negotiated by Major League Soccer.

St Louis, historically one of strongest soccer markets in the United States, has had its hopes revived of gaining a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. The

NFL franchise slashed the price of food and drink at their new Mercedes-Benz Stadium Revenue decline less than anticipated; fan response greater

With the entry of Los Angeles FC and Nashville imminent, two new cities to be announced in spring, and two more by the end of 2018, Major League Soccer is in growth mode. Bob Williams investigates what makes a host city work for the league, and how LA FC and Nashville will seek to harness the culture of their respective homes.