Sports Illustrated are now reporting that Minnesota United will make their MLS departure official on Wednesday, in an announcement which will be streamed live on the MLS website. The Loons would be the 24th club the league has added, though at the moment, it's unclear if the David Beckham led project in Miami will actually happen.
United had been one of two groups bidding to bring MLS to the Twin Cities, and now appear to have beaten out the group associated with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. While it will certainly hurt the NASL to lose one of their better sides, it's nice to see that the McGuire ownership group was preferred to NFL ownership.
What this will mean for the NASL is a bit unclear at the moment, though the club will definitely remain in the league for the 2015 season. After that, things are less clear, though I'd expect that to be addressed during Wednesday's press conference. Two more expansion sides (Oklahoma City and Virginia) are set to begin play during the 2016 season, though both have been running into obstacles as they attempt to get off the ground.