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Ex-Rams Reportedly Involved In Push For MLS Team In St. Louis

Could former Rams DE Chris Long and S Aeneas Williams be involved in putting MLS soccer in St. Louis?

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Well this is one weird spin-off from the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles.

It sounds like the push to put a Major League Soccer franchise in St. Louis involves former Rams DE Chris Long and S Aeneas Williams:

Defensive end Chris Long, now a member of the New England Patriots, told the Post-Dispatch he has been involved with discussions on the topic with the St. Louis group, which includes Dave Peacock.


Another name that has been mentioned as a potential investor is Aeneas Williams, the Hall of Fame defensive back who still lives in St. Louis.

MLS has already identified a second franchise in Los Angeles to join the Galaxy as one of the eight expansion franchises it is targeting. St. Louis has been rumored to be atop the list of markets that have not been confirmed.

And while that report from St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Jim Thomas doesn’t identify a majority owner in line for the St. Louis MLS team, ESPN soccer analyst and former USMNT player Taylor Twellman indicates one has been presented to the league:

It’s just one of the more random intersections of the Los Angeles-St. Louis-Rams triangulation that no doubt would get more odd if Chris Long and Aeneas Williams are indeed involved in the eventual establishment of MLS soccer in St. Louis.