Don Garber will stay five more years as the MLS Commissioner

The owners' meeting decided to extend the contract of the MLS Commissioner for five more years, thanks to the great momentum and growth the league has had ever since.

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announces that Austin will be an expansion franchise for the 2021 season, in Austin, Texas. Garber's contract has been extended by league owners for five years through 2023

The MLS published this Thursday the contract extension of Commissioner Don Garber for five more years, a decision taken at the owners' meeting.

Don Garber has been Commissioner since 1999, during that time the MLS was seen as a low level one where players came to retire but after 19 years since Don Garber took office, the league begins to take strength with the increase of younger players arriving.

Since the start of his mandate, the MLS grew from 12 to 17 teams adding 25 new owners and developing 19 soccer stadiums in the United States and Canada.

With the Commissioner contract extension, he will be able to see the 28 teams league he proposed as part of the short-term expansion, Austin being the latest expanding franchise that Garber approved will debut in 2021.

Recognitions that Don Garber has received as Commissioner

At 61, Garber has been recognized multiple times for his work, including being among the 50 most influential people in the sports business of Sports Business Daily, was incorporated into the Hall of Fame in 2018. He is part of the board of directors of United States Soccer and was named the vice president of the World Leagues Forum in the fall.