Major League Soccer will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis and planning for its financing and operations immediately, the league’s commissioner said Thursday.
Commissioner Don Garber said he was “very excited” by the idea of an expansion team playing on the St. Louis riverfront — the proposed site of a National Football League stadium, until the St. Louis Rams left for Los Angeles.
He also said the soccer league would begin gathering potential owners. Multiple local individuals have contacted him as well as St. Louis civic leaders, he said.
Garber made no promises that the MLS would move to St. Louis, but said that the league has long been considering St. Louis as an expansion site.
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