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MLS to make announcement about 'the future of soccer in Nashville'

FC Cincinnati is still not out of the race to become the next Major League Soccer team.

MLS 2 Nashville, a community organized group which has long lobbied for a Major League Soccer team in Nashville, has announced a press conference to be held Wednesday at the County Music Hall of Fame.

Both cities remained optimistic that they will be picked as the second expansion team and won't have to fall back into the pack and compete for the 27th and 28th MLS teams selected at a time not yet known.

It appears that Sacramento's biggest competition is Cincinnati and their record-setting attendance numbers.

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Nashville is one of four finalist cities, along with Sacramento, Cincinnati and Detroit, expected to be awarded the league's 25th and 26th franchises, which will enter the league for the 2020 season. The expansion franchise award was not as simple as a meeting followed by an announcement.

Falling into the consolation bracket, though, won't sooth the disappointment of Cincinnati or Sacramento fans if their city loses out.

Although the league did not specify what the announcement would be, multiple sources confirmed to the Post that Nashville would be an expansion team for the league. Also, a long-delayed Miami bid, led by former superstar David Beckham, is moving closer to fruition and could receive official approval this winter. MLS, however, was swayed by the ownership, stadium plan, the city's cultural dynamic and demographics, and a pro sports market that has embraced the NHL's Predators.

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