- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 13, 2008
- 8 Comments
- MLS Expansion, MLS Expansion, St. Louis, St. Louis Expansion
Some good news for those in St. Louis who are wanting a MLS club in their city. Jeff Cooper, the man leading the charge for the St. Louis expansion, appears to have gotten the financial backing that he has been looking for.
As we all know Cooper and St. Louis have a stadium deal in place but weren’t able to get enough financial backing for the league’s liking back in January when Philadelphia was chosen over then for the 16th expansion site in MLS.
Cooper spoke to KMOX “Sports On Sunday” to announce that he has finalized a deal with their ownership group and that he will be resubmitting his bid to MLS for St. Louis. Cooper sounds really confident about his ownership group too. He went to Europe to get some investors in this group, so they should have plenty of backing in the bank.
After listening to this, it sounds to me that St. Louis is back in the driver’s seat for the 17th or 18th expansion club in 2011. Listen for yourself below.