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Carolyn Kindle Betz '95

July 16, 2019

Carolyn Kindle Betz '95 was featured in several news outlets on 07.16.19, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, after the ownership group for a proposed St. Louis professional soccer team met with MLS officials in New York City: "The ownership group hoping to bring a Major League Soccer expansion team to St. Louis checked another box off its to-do list Monday when it met with the MLS expansion committee at league headquarters in New York City. Concrete details of the three-hour meeting remain scarce, in part because of the league’s gag order on expansion candidates. Topics discussed included updates on the ownership group’s pursuit of corporate sponsorship dollars in addition to stadium-site developments. The MLS expansion committee vets proposals before taking them to the league’s board of decision makers. Ownership group leader Carolyn Kindle Betz and other members were not available to specifically comment Monday, an ownership group spokesperson said. But an upbeat statement from the group referred to the meeting as a 'critical step' that featured the presentation of a 'detailed plan.' 'First, we want to thank Major League Soccer and the Expansion Committee for the opportunity to share our ownership group’s vision for an MLS team in St. Louis,” Kindle Betz said in the statement. “We’re confident our proposal puts St. Louis in the best position to bring MLS to America’s first soccer capital.' MLS owners decided in April to expand from 27 to 30 teams and enter exclusive discussions with Sacramento and St. Louis regarding spots No. 28 and No. 29. Several other cities continue to compete for spot No. 30. 'We had a productive meeting with the St. Louis group and look forward to continuing our discussions with them,' MLS in a statement. 'In addition, representatives from Charlotte’s MLS expansion bid visited MLS’ offices today to provide an update. Major League Soccer also continues to work closely with the ownership group representing Sacramento’s expansion bid, and we expect to meet again soon. The ownership groups from Charlotte, Las Vegas, Sacramento, St. Louis and other potential expansion markets are scheduled to attend MLS All-Star week festivities.' Read the whole Post story here

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KMOX, 07.16.19
Soccer America, 07.16.19 (requires registration)