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Major League Soccer expands to Nashville

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Major League Commissioner Don Garber says Nashville has been granted the first of two expansion franchises.
  
Garber made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and John R. Ingram, head of the group now bringing an MLS team to Nashville.
  
Nashville and Sacramento, California, had been viewed as the favorites for the league's newest teams, with Cincinnati and Detroit the other finalists. A decision on the second area picked is expected within a few weeks. Atlanta United and Minnesota United came on board this year as MLS' latest expansion teams.
  
Nashville's group includes Ingram, the chairman of Ingram Industries Inc., and the Wilf family, owner of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.

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