CARSON, CA - MARCH 2:  Don Garber of MLS during the unveiling of the statue of former Los Angeles Galaxy player David Beckham in Legends Plaza at the Dignity Health Sports Park on March 2, 2019 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

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Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that St. Louis has been awarded an expansion franchise and will begin playing in the competition in 2022:

Commissioner Don Garber welcomed the new arrival to MLS and said the city has been under consideration for some time, according to Jeff Carlisle at ESPN FC.

“It is with great pride that we welcome St. Louis to Major League Soccer, ” he said. “St. Louis is a city with a rich soccer tradition, and it is a market we have considered since the league’s inception.”

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