Major League Soccer

Vikings owners join group trying to bring MLS to Nashville

The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have joined a group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to Nashville, after a failed bid to bring a club to their enclosed NFL stadium.

Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf and Leonard Wilf are minority partners in the Nashville project, according to Nashville Soccer Holdings CEO John R. Ingram. Terms of their investment haven't been disclosed. The expansion fee being charged by the league is $150 million.

"We've been passionate about soccer for a long time, and we believe very strongly in its future in the United States," Mark Wilf said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Really, our interest hasn't...