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No Decision On Sacramento Bid For MLS

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber

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Sacramento Republic FC may have to wait a year to hear if it will be one of four Major League Soccer expansion franchises.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said today during his "State of the League" address the expansion search committee has a goal of making a decision by June of 2015.

Garber says there is no timeline for future expansion that might include the cities left out of this round.

"Two years, five years from now, ten years from now, 25 years from now, however long that is, you would imagine that there will be major markets in this country that would have a division-one professional team."

The league has already committed to New York and Orlando as part of its  expansion to 24 teams. Garber repeated his desire to have Miami in the league, but also expressed worry over the lack of a stadium plan there.

Minneapolis has made two official presentations to MLS in its effort to land a franchise. Garber said Sacramento of the USL PRO league and Las Vegas have also each made a presentation to an MLS expansion committee.

"I have an expansion committee. They were all in a week ago Thursday -Larry Tanenbaum, Cliff Illig and Joe Roth. And they met with all these expansion groups and they heard very compelling conversations." 

They will make a report to the MLS Board on Saturday in Los Angeles.


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