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Major Link Soccer - Sacramento’s Chaotic Bid

Previously seen as a sure thing, MLS to Sacramento may now be in question.


Harry Shipp doesn't know where he will be playing on the field, but he knows that he wants to be there for a while.


Sacramento to MLS seemed completely inevitable - right until the moment the bid all but fell apart. It seems that there has been a split between the Sacramento Republic and the group that put in the bid. Deadspin is calling it an "ownership coup".

The Sacramento Republic released a statement indicating that they were caught just as off-guard as everyone else.

The mayor of Sacramento is now actively trying to broker a deal between the two sides in an effort to restore the bid to what everyone was expecting.

According to the Sacramento Bee, it really all comes down to money. Specifically, to the perceived value of the Republic team and it's brand. It certainly seems that an MLS team starting in opposition to the Republic would be certain to fracture the fan base of a relatively small market.


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