St. Louis Public Radio News
11:46 am
Fri August 10, 2007

Professional soccer hopes are alive in St. Louis area

St. Louis, MO – A group pushing to bring Major League
Soccer to the St. Louis area by 2009 is moving ahead.

St. Louis Soccer United expects to present a property
development proposal Monday to the Collinsville City Council.
The group hopes to help fund a soccer-specific, 18,500
seat stadium for what would be an MLS expansion team, as well as a
mixed-use development. The project would cover roughly 400 acres on
what has been farmland.

Jeff Cooper, a Metro East attorney who played soccer in high
school and college, heads St. Louis Soccer United. He says there's
no U.S. city more deserving of or ready for Major League Soccer
than St. Louis.