The move sends a message to Major League Soccer, which is considering Sacramento among three potential cities for an expansion team. Two groups from Minnesota and one from Las Vegas are also in the running.
Don Garber revealed that deciding whether to expand to Sacramento, Minneapolis, or Las Vegas will need extra time, though it will be discussed at Saturday’s Board of Governors meeting.
The proposal was first made in May. A vote has been postponed several times, with council members balking at using public money.
Garber has said MLS will expand to 24 teams before the end of the decade, and his expansion committee is to speak with owners this weekend regarding overtures from Minneapolis, Sacramento and Las Vegas.
3RD HOUR–1ST SEG Rodrigo Lopez from the Sacramento Republic joined the show this segment.
A key cornerstone to the plan to bring an MLS team to Sacramento may already be under construction in downtown Sacramento. After years of uncertainty whether the Kings would stay in town, the city put together a plan to keep the team in Sacramento
Sacramento soccer fans and players are pumped up after Mayor Kevin Johnson announced he’s heading to New York City to make a case for a professional team in the capital city.
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