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St. Louis is MLS coaches, GMs' future expansion city of choice

After losing Rams, St. Louis is ready for MLS

Grant Wahl talks with MLS coaches and executives about which cities they feel are right for expansion.

MLS commissioner Don Garber recently announced that the league would expand to 28 teams in the future, listing a number of cities as potential destinations. If it were up to a number of the league's coaches and executives, St. Louis would be at the top of the list. 

In Baltimore ahead of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, SI's Grant Wahl asked a number of them what city they'd choose for a future MLS city, and St. Louis was the popular answer. On the heels of the NFL's Rams relocating to Los Angeles, that will be music to the ears of soccer fans in the St. Louis area. 

With fans there lamenting the loss of the Rams, perhaps there's reason for sports optimism and enthusiasm in the coming years in the Gateway to the West, with an MLS team filling the void (St. Louis does have third-tier USL side St. Louis FC). Of course, the force behind the Rams leaving St. Louis is owner Stan Kroenke, who also owns Arsenal and MLS's Colorado Rapids, so the development would be a complex one.

Nevertheless, watch various current MLS coaches and executives give their reasons why they would put a team in St. Louis in the video above.

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