Music City Hopes To Become A 'Soccer City'

Posted at 8:01 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 21:15:27-04

The U.S. Men's Soccer Team has made their way to Music City and they're getting used their new home.

Team USA has been in Nashville all week as they prepare for their Gold Cup Opener against Panama July 8 at Nissan Stadium.

"(We're getting) used to the environmental conditions more than anything with all the heat and humidity," said USMNT Head Coach Bruce Arena. "I think Nashville is a perfect place to be as we start our preparation for the tournament."

While Team USA looks to secure a bid to next year's World Cup, the city of Nashville is looking to secure a Major League Soccer franchise. 

MLS Commissioner Don Garber is expected to be in town next week to further explore Nashville's bid for an expansion team. Nashville is one of eleven cities on the MLS Expansion Watch List and decision is expected to be made in the coming months.