Soccer

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday threw its support behind an effort to bring a Major League Soccer team to St. Louis.

A resolution making it clear that the board will work to pass the needed special taxing districts was approved by a 26-2 margin. One alderman was absent.

The board would also be asked to give the ownership group a partial break on the city’s amusement tax. The rest of that tax would be set aside in a fund to cover the costs of renovations and repairs at the proposed stadium west of Union Station.

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A southern Illinois man will discuss his work to help rescue a youth soccer team from a cave in Thailand.

This past summer, the players and their coach were trapped in a cave due to high water.

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Carbondale native Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal is making an impression with his new professional soccer club in MLS. WSIU's Brad Palmer has more on his story.

The Missouri Development Finance Board is considering whether to award $40 million dollars in tax credits to St. Louis for a potential Major League Soccer stadium.

Otis Williams from the St. Louis development board made the request official Thursday. If approved, the incentives would be spread out over two years.