MLS seeks ties with European teams

Garder, speaking at the Leaders in Football conference in London, said “I think people would be surprised by our strong ties to the English, Spanish and other European leagues.”

He also said the league would continue to seek to bring in players such as David Beckham, whom he said he hoped would stay in the MLS and even buy a team.

The MLS is hoping to eventually introduce a system of relegation and promotion, said Garber, although at present it was too young and financially fragile to do so.