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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 10: A general view of signage at the 2019 MLS Cup between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field on November 10, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

I for one am super excited at the thought of catching some MLS soccer in uptown Charlotte. It’s great for all the bars and restaurants who would get 17 home games at Bank of America Stadium. Which brings us to the thing that may stop Charlotte from getting an MLS team ant time soon. According to MLS Commissioner Don Garber “The remaining issues with Charlotte are related to their stadium,”  Garber continued, “ensuring we’ll be able to put together a dynamic in that stadium that will be up to the standards of our current soccer stadiums.”

Garber said Charlotte’s bid still needs to ensure that the supporters’ section is right, the tunnels are correct, the stadium has the right environments for locker rooms and other competitive areas, as well as how to size the stadium in the event that the 75,523-seat stadium isn’t filled.

MLS hopes to have an agreement finalized by the end of the month, said Garber, adding that the best-case scenario is that Charlotte could begin play in 2021.

Let’s go David Tepper! I can’t wait!