I think he was saying that this will be done in 2018 and they expect to have it finalized at the December BoG meeting. Basically that it should be wrapped and the Crew officially saved by then. It was a little weirdly worded but that was the gist. I may have muddied the waters when recapping too. Here is the exact wording from the article: "However, it is expected that everything will move forward by year’s end. The move would then be finalized no later than the league’s December board meeting."