Huge news dropping Friday evening, that Ron Burkle was pulling out as the lead investor of Sacramento’s MLS team. The result? Sacramento Republic’s plans to enter MLS in 2023 are on ice — and potentially cancelled in the long run.
It’s a bitter blow for Sacramento soccer fans who have supported their club since 2014, been teased with the possibility of getting to MLS one day, then getting word they would get to go to MLS, then told they would have to wait another year, and now told the billionaire who committed to doing it has changed his mind and won’t do it after all.
You can find this hub for all the coverage of the news as it unfolds, and while we all hope for a rich hero who won’t get cold feet, this story is very much in process at the moment. We’ll keep you posted on developments and any other content related to the ongoing story.