Exclusive: Major League Soccer commissioner talks Burkle, Sacramento and expansion

The Sacramento Bee

After years of playing also-ran, Sacramento has surged to a lead position in its bid for Major League Soccer. What happened? It’s about the money.

In an exclusive interview about Sacramento’s five-year effort to join the nation’s premier professional soccer league, MLS Commissioner Commissioner Don Garber told The Sacramento Bee the addition of two deep-pocketed investors from Southern California was key to solidifying the city’s bid. And it came at nearly the 90th minute. Next month, the league board meets to discuss adding a 28th team.

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