No second MLS team for Kroenke?
Rumors have been flying that Stan Kroenke is considering bringing a new Major League Soccer team to the Los Angeles area, but MLS Commissioner Don Garber is apparently not keen on the idea.
In a conference call Thursday, Garber said that the MLS does not want owners to have more than one team in the league, the Goat Parade reports. Kroenke already owns the Colorado Rapids team.
Garber was holding the conference call to address the news that the MLS was buying the Chivas USA team back from its owners Jorge Vergara and Angelica Fuentes. Garber said the league was in negotiations with potential new owners, but he made it clear Kroenke would not be buying the club, according to the Goat Parade.
Reports had surfaced that Kroenke was planning to buy a new MLS license to create a team to be based in Los Angeles, perhaps on the 60 acres of land he recently purchased there. The team, which reportedly would have been called the "LA Gunners," would have been a sister team to the London-based Arsenal, in which Kroenke owns a controlling stake.