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Major League Soccer announced Sacramento as the latest city to be granted an expansion franchise, expanding the U.S. top flight's ranks to 29 teams.
The investor group is led by billionaire Ron Burkle, co-owner of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, and includes Hollywood producer Matt Alvarez as well as local businessman Kevin Nagle.
That ownership will take control of the Republic, who play in the USL Championship -- the second division in U.S. soccer's pyramid -- before the club moves up to MLS in...