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Mayor Steinberg says ‘we never gave up’ on an MLS team in Sacramento

Jul 28, 2023, 11:00 AM

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Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Friday morning to talk about the news that the Sac Republic may have a new investor.

KCRA News reported Thursday that the Stronach Investment Group announced Thursday that it’s in talks with the Sacramento Republic FC for its bid to join Major League Soccer. Steinberg provided an update on what could come next.

“It was time to tell the public we have actually been working very hard on this the last year plus,” Mayor Steinberg said. “We never gave up, even after the Rob Burkle, unfortunate situation. Everybody thought it was dead but we never gave up… It’s kind of an odd thing, on the one hand, we report that we are still very much in the hunt, but it’s far from done. And there are some things that are out of our control.”

Topics discussed include:

  • Progress has been made on all the “tentative agreements” that would be necessary to complete an agreement. The next move comes from Major League Soccer and the Stronach Investment Group
  • How valuable Sacramento Republic FC owner Kevin Nagle has been during this process
  • What are the biggest obstacles to Sacramento getting an MLS team?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Mayor Darrell Steinberg.

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