MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The two groups hoping to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Minnesota have made their pitches to league officials.

Minneapolis is competing with Las Vegas and Sacramento for a 24th franchise as the league hopes to grow to two dozen teams by the end of the decade.

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The Minnesota Vikings ownership group led by Zygi Wilf was to argue the soccer team should play in the new $1 billion stadium being built. A competing group that includes Minnesota United FC soccer team owner Bill McGuire is pushing for a soccer-only stadium near the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field.

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League spokesman Don Courtemanche says Sacramento and Las Vegas also made presentations Thursday in New York. The MLS Board of Governors meets on Dec. 6.

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