​Major League Soccer have confirmed that St. Louis will host the 28th team in the division, with the club set to deputise in the competition in 2022.

The biggest football league in the United States is currently expanding and has plans to become a 30-team division in the next few years, with Major League Soccer currently having 24 teams split evenly between the Eastern and Western Conferences.

As part of their continued expansion, it's now been confirmed that St. Louis will become the 28th team in Major League Soccer, joining Miami (2020), Nashville (2020) and Austin (2021) in the league's immediate increase.

"It is with great pride that we welcome St. Louis to Major League Soccer,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said, quoted by Sporting KC's official website"St. Louis is a city with a rich soccer tradition, and it is a market we have considered since the league’s inception. 

"Our league becomes stronger today with the addition of the city’s deeply dedicated soccer fans, and the committed and innovative local ownership group led by Carolyn Kindle Betz, the Taylor family, and Jim Kavanaugh."

With plans still underway for another two teams to join Major League Soccer, the likes of Sacramento, Charlotte, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Detroit, Indianapolis and San Diego are among of group of others hoping to be including for the last spots.

Having just made the announcement, it's expected that over the next few months details about St. Louis' team name, crest, colours, technical staff and personnel will be made available ahead of their first season in Major League Soccer.