St. Louis Likely to Get MLS Team After League Votes to Expand to 30 Teams

By on April 18, 2019

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Major League Soccer owners decided on Thursday to expand their league by three teams to 30, virtually assuring the top two bidders — St. Louis and Sacramento — of a spot in the league.

Owners exited their day-long board meeting late Thursday with sealed lips, but news began to trickle out. One owner told the Post-Dispatch “Congrats!”

Not an hour later, league Commissioner Don Garber confirmed that owners had voted to expand, but cautioned that they did not green-light specific teams.

Still, Garber has said for months that bids in Sacramento and St. Louis were frontrunners, praising both for their markets, stadium plans and ownership groups.

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