»» UPDATES to this story here: Sacramento is officially a Major League Soccer city
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The live broadcast is over. Watch the video above to see the moment MLS announced the Sacramento franchise.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that Sacramento is the 29th franchise city in the nation’s premiere professional soccer league.
MLS, which has been growing quickly over the past decade, is set to add just one more team, a 30th, then shut down its expansion for an indeterminate amount of years.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg, who helped facilitate the talks, joined Garber, the Sacramento soccer investor group, Republic FC officials and Gov. Gavin Newsom on stage for the 11:30 a.m. announcement at The Bank venue on J Street.