MLS commissioner believes the league will grow more in 2019

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 29: FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding and principal owner Carl Lindner III (from right) look on as Cincinnati mayor John Cranley proclaims 'Orange and Blue Day' after the team was awarded an MLS expansion franchise on May 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 29: FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding and principal owner Carl Lindner III (from right) look on as Cincinnati mayor John Cranley proclaims 'Orange and Blue Day' after the team was awarded an MLS expansion franchise on May 29, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The American football league will start on Saturday in its 24th edition since its creation just before the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) is entering its 24th year since being created before the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

And for the MLS commissioner Don Garber, the year 2019 will be the best one yet for the American competition.

“Well you know, last year was unbelievable. More goals, more shots on goal. There was a dynamic around our league that had us really competing with the rest of the world,” he told ESPN.

“This year it’s only going to be bigger and better. We have a new team coming on in Cincinnati, we have a beautiful new stadium, Allianz, coming on in Minnesota.”

“We’re going to have a very excited All-Star Game in the midseason,” he explained.

“We’re keying up to building on all of this momentum. We’ve got the South American player of the year [Pity Martinez] joining our team in Atlanta.”

“We’ve got two great coaches that have joined the league — three great coaches that have come from other leagues,” he continued.

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“So I think everybody who is following will expect and see a level of player and a level of excitement that will raise the bar even higher.”

Cincinnati and Minnesota are the most recent additions to the league, and there are three more clubs who will join later: Nashville, Miami, and Austin.

“You know we’ve got to make a decision sometime soon. There’s no specific timetable, but we need to have that 28th team selected,” Don Garber explained.

“St. Louis and Sacramento were bidding hard for that remaining spot, the 28th spot. Both have great new ownership groups, both have great stadium plans.”

We’ll get our expansion committee together, get our ownership together and we’ll try and make a decision sometime this year,” he concluded.