City Beat

August 6, 2014

Sacramento emerges as serious contender to land Major League Soccer

Sacramento’s minor-league soccer team debuted just this spring and plays its games in a temporary stadium at the state fairgrounds. But an emerging partnership with the Sacramento Kings has suddenly turned the startup squad into a serious contender to join Major League Soccer, the highest echelon of pro soccer in the United States and Canada.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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