An MLS franchise will put the Twin Cities in elite company as a U.S. metro area with teams in the six major leagues (others: NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA):

New York: The Gotham market has 12 teams in six leagues, including three in the NHL.

Chicago: The Windy City has seven teams in six leagues, with the Cubs and the Mighty Whiteys in baseball.

Washington, D.C.: The Beltway has a team in each league, as would the Twin Cities if Minnesota United is able to upgrade to the MLS by 2018.