SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Weeks after losing out on an MLS expansion team, the Sacramento Republic added a new investor in hopes of securing a future team.

Sac Republic FC CEO Kevin Nagle tweeted Tuesday afternoon: “Happy to share that world renowned plastic surgeon and best friend Dr. Garth Fisher has joined the SRFC MLS investor group.”

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Sacramento made a bid last fall to get one of 2 expansion teams- and was one of 4 finalists. Major League Soccer chose to award teams to Nashville and Cincinnati.

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Commissioner Don Garber said in December, when he made the Nashville announcement, Sacramento “has some things to finalize with their ownership group.”

Sacramento was once considered the front-runner to get a Major League team. After acknowledging the club had a funding gap, Nagle outlined a three-part plan to strengthen Sacramento’s bid: Bringing in a new major investor, adding additional limited partners and mobilizing community support.

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Dr. Fisher is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. According to his website, he is the surgeon who originated the TV show Extreme Makeover.