Behind the Headlines: Renewed hope for Major League Soccer in St. Louis | St. Louis Public Radio

Behind the Headlines: Renewed hope for Major League Soccer in St. Louis

Oct 12, 2018

Webster University's Jack Croghan (at left) and local attorney and soccer enthusiast Brian Howe joined Friday's talk show to provide analysis.
Credit Jack Croghan and St. Louis Public Radio

On Friday’s episode of St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh went behind the headlines to discuss the mounting effort to bring a Major League Soccer team to St. Louis.

The decision to make a bid for an MLS team — spearheaded by two St. Louis families – has been attracting both local and national attention.

Joining Marsh for the conversation were Jack Croghan and Brian Howe.

Croghan is program administrator for Webster University’s new Sports & Entertainment Management program. He's described the prospect of a women-owned MLS franchise as "tremendously positive for St. Louis' reputation as a sports town."

Howe, a local attorney, has been involved in the St. Louis soccer community for about 50 years as both a player and a coach. He was instrumental in starting the MLS-affiliated Sporting St. Louis youth club eight years ago and also volunteers with New Dimensions, a nonprofit soccer outreach program serving the St. Louis community.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Alex HeuerEvie HemphillLara Hamdan, and Xandra Ellin give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.