MLS Delays Charlotte, St. Louis, Sacramento Expansion Clubs Due To Pandemic
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Major League Soccer delayed the first seasons of expansion teams in Charlotte, North Carolina; St. Louis; and Sacramento, California, by one year each because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Charlotte will start play in 2022, and St. Louis and Sacramento will take the field in 2023, the league said Friday.
Austin, Texas, remains on track to begin next year, when MLS will have 27 teams.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 17, 2020
MLS said Austin FC had made significant progress before the pandemic.