A top United Soccer League official said Thursday that the league hopes to have a Baltimore expansion franchise and a stadium site approved by the end of the year.
USL president Jake Edwards told The Baltimore Sun that the second-tier professional league hopes to have the city's prospective ownership group finalized by August and the construction plan for a new venue in place by 2018, with the team's launch targeted for the 2020 season.
"Things are progressing nicely," said Edwards, who met with investors a couple of weeks ago in Baltimore. "We feel really good about what we have in place."
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