Speaking today at BlazerCon, MLS Comissioner Don Garber said "We'll announce soon the sale." about AEG going from a two team ownership entity to one. The quote initially came out via a tweet from Jonathan Tannenwald who speculated that it would be the Houston Dynamo that AEG would be selling.
.@thesoccerdon with news about Phil Anschutz: "Wel'l announce soon the sale" of the Houston Dynamo.— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) November 14, 2015
Dynamo fans were quickly abuzz with the news as most assumed that Garber had dropped the Dynamo's name as the team up for sale but Tannenwald later clarified that Garber had not named the Dynamo.
About that Houston Dynamo sale thing. Garber said Anschutz is going to be down to owning one team. Garber did not name which one (cont'd)— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) November 14, 2015
I closed the quote where I did intentionally because I've heard rumblings & seen reports in the past about AEG selling the rest of its stake— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) November 14, 2015
I wasn't about to guess that AEG was selling the Galaxy. So. Let's make that clear - Garber didn't directly say Houston, I concluded it.— Jonathan Tannenwald (@thegoalkeeper) November 14, 2015
AEG own both the Houston Dynamo and the LA Galaxy and have looked to sell the Dynamo in the past so it's a good bet that the Dynamo are the team set to be sold. In 2012, AEG turned town an offer from Les Alexander, the owner of the Houston Rockets, to buy the Dynamo. AEG aren't the sole owners of Dynamo, however, they are just the majority owners as the Brener Group and Oscar de la Hoya are minority owners of the team.
Dynamo fans have had a complicated history with AEG's ownership of the team one we delved into in "Bad Vibes: The Story of Houston Dynamo's Ownership." Feeling as though the Dynamo play second fiddle to the Galaxy in AEG's eyes, fans have long wanted new ownership for the club and it sounds as though they may soon get it.