Wednesday morning: What's in the news ...

1. The Missouri Development Finance Board approved tax credits worth $5.7 million for the soccer stadium in which an MLS team is slated to begin play in 2022. The ownership group sought $30 million but it was rejected in December. The cost of the stadium and plaza on the western edge of downtown St. Louis is $457.8 million. Work has begin with the closing of highway exits next to the site and some utility work.

2. The Charlotte team that will begin play in MLS in 2021 has appointed Steve Walsh as  a special advisor. His work as assistant manager finding Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante for Leicester City was instrumental in the Foxes' 2016 Premier League title run. Walsh has also held scouting roles with Chelsea, Newcastle United and Hull City and acted as director of football at Everton.

3. Metro Louisville FC has joined the NPSL for the 2020 season. It will play in the East Region’s Southeast Conference. Home matches will be played at King Louie’s Sports Complex in Louisville.
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