New Sacramento Republic President Lays Out Plan To Rejoin The MLS Expansion Conversation

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Late last month, Major League Soccer was shaken by the news that Sacramento Republic FC would not be joining the league as its 30th club, at least yet.

Primary investor Ron Burkle informed the league he would not be investing in an expansion franchise, citing the Covid-19 pandemic. Without Burkle’s financial resources, the ownership group of the Republic FC club that currently plays in the second-tier USL League Championship could not fund the stadium project and expansion fee necessary to launch an MLS operation.

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