As the ownership group of Phoenix Rising FC pursues a Major League Soccer franchise, St. Louis may be out of luck in chasing the MLS. Tuesday night, voters in The Gateway City struck down a proposal to support a 60-million dollar stadium project.
— STLtoday (@stltoday) April 5, 2017
The ownership group of Rising FC put in an expansion franchise bid to Major League Soccer in January. St.Louis appeared to be one of the favorites to land one of the spots that the MLS will soon award.
After reviewing expansion applications and meeting with each ownership group, MLS will announce four expansion teams in groups of two based on the following timeline:
Two new expansion teams before the end of 2017. Teams 25 and 26 will begin play in MLS by the 2020 season.
Two additional expansion teams will be announced at a later date. The timeline for selecting clubs 27 and 28 will be decided later this year.