Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially declared that St. Louis was awarded the league's 28th expansion team at an energized announcement event at The Palladium in St. Louis on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.
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MLS commissioner Don Garber and MLS4TheLou ownership group leader Carolyn Kindle Betz sat down with the Post-Dispatch before Tuesday's official announcement of an MLS expansion team coming to St. Louis.
On Tuesday, league Commissioner Don Garber made it official: St. Louis will be the next addition to the growing professional soccer league. His announcement represents a remarkable turnaround for an effort that many St. Louisans thought had died in 2017.