Watch: Sacramento Republic's long road to Major League Soccer

Finally! Sacramento Republic were announced as Major League Soccer's 29th team on October 21, bringing an end to a wait that has lasted years.

In recent years, Sacramento were forced to watch as other cities claimed MLS expansion teams ahead of them. Now with a strong ownership group and a downtown stadium deal in place, the club is officially primed to join the league in 2022.

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