MLS commissioner Don Garber, with Mayor Kevin Johnson by his side, acknowledges cheering fans during a block party in downtown Sacramento on April 14, 2016. MLS may be ready to make good on Garber’s pledge to deliver an expansion franchise to Sacramento before Johnson leaves office.
MLS commissioner Don Garber, with Mayor Kevin Johnson by his side, acknowledges cheering fans during a block party in downtown Sacramento on April 14, 2016. MLS may be ready to make good on Garber’s pledge to deliver an expansion franchise to Sacramento before Johnson leaves office. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
MLS commissioner Don Garber, with Mayor Kevin Johnson by his side, acknowledges cheering fans during a block party in downtown Sacramento on April 14, 2016. MLS may be ready to make good on Garber’s pledge to deliver an expansion franchise to Sacramento before Johnson leaves office. Randy Pench Sacramento Bee file
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