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United Soccer League hopes to have Baltimore franchise, stadium site approved by end of year, official says

United Soccer League hopes to have Baltimore franchise, stadium site approved by end of year, official says

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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