According to some of our St. Louis area sources, both AC St. Louis and the St. Louis Athletic are now being managed by the United States Soccer Federation. As far as the specific operations that the USSF is running, we have not been able to pin-point that exactly. Still the USSF will be managing AC St. Louis for now.
In addition to the USSF involvement, we have some news on the faces of the team. Contrary to popular belief, Jeff Cooper is alive and well, and is working with the USSF to try to secure funding to help both teams get back from financial obscurity.
There is still no news yet on if the Vaid brothers are still around. Some, including myself, speculated that the Vaid brother’s main interest was to field an MLS team in St. Louis, and use AC St. Louis as that possible team. But some, including myself again, speculate that once Montreal was awarded a franchise, the Vaid brothers skipped town. Again, this is 100% speculation, but it does seem that much of the financial problems started right around the time that Montreal were announced as the newest MLS team. Did the Vaid’s pull out there or are they even still around? If anyone has a sighting at AB Soccer Park tonight, let us know.
Yes, this is a short article, but we will have more about the situation in the next day or so.
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