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Group interested in bringing USL expansion team to Baltimore, league officials say

Group interested in bringing USL expansion team to Baltimore, league officials say

A group of investors has applied to start a Baltimore-based expansion team in the United Soccer League, league officials said Monday.

The application to join the second-tier professional league is "very strong," according to the officials, who told The Baltimore Sun that the potential owners are working with the USL to evaluate stadium options in the area.

If accepted, Baltimore could join the league as early as next year or 2019, the officials said. The expansion Nashville SC team was founded in 2016 and is expected to join the USL as its 31st team in 2018.

The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast already have a strong presence in the league, with teams based in...

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