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MLS In Advanced Talks With St. Louis

by Mick Lite

At Wednesday’s All-Star Game festivities, MLS Commissioner Don Garber told media, “We are in very advanced discussions in St. Louis, and we really appreciated the details that they provided. We look forward to continuing those discussions in the weeks and months ahead.”

Representatives from 8 different potential MLS expansion markets were in attendance on Wednesday, but the focus remained on the leaders in the race toward 30 teams: St. Louis, Sacramento and Charlotte.

Here’s Garbers comments:

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Garber didn’t give a timeline for when the final decision would be made, but he did stay if St. Louis was chosen, they would probably start in the 2022 season.

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Mick Lite served for 12 years in the military and is now an entrepreneur and photographer. Has worked as the official scorer and social media manager for the River City Rascals, Statistician for the Missouri Monsters and St. Louis Attack arena football teams, and as the Team Photographer and social media consultant for the St. Charles Chill, SLU Hockey, St. Louis Slam, and Gateway Grizzlies.

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