Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber issued the following statement Dec. 21: "In follow-up to the previously issued statement of December 14, MLS is continuing the process of evaluating all
team markets," Commissioner Garber said. "At the present time no decisions have been finalized and discussions are on-going. MLS does not anticipate any further announcements prior to the New Year."
The Dec. 14 statement was: "Contrary to published media reports, Major League Soccer has not finalized any decisions regarding how many teams will compete in the league during the 2002 season. At
the present time, there are no announcements planned. MLS is continuing the ongoing process of evaluating all team markets, and as previously stated, will announce any changes prior to the end of the