USL Announced Division II Team For 2018 Kickoff
The USL is coming to Las Vegas in 2018 as city council voted to bring an expansion team to the region by approving the lease agreement between Cashman Field and Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC. Las Vegas’ USL Division II team will become the 33rd Club to join the second tier professional league in the United States.
Soccer News: Seven council members voted unanimously to approve the 15-year lease agreement between Cashman Field and Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC, which will bring a United Soccer League (USL) Division II expansion team to Las Vegas to begin play during the 2018 season.
“I want to thank Mayor Goodman, the City Council members and especially Councilman Barlow for making our team a reality for Las Vegans,” said Brett Lashbrook, founder and owner of Las Vegas Pro Soccer, LLC. “We believe that Downtown Las Vegas is the ideal location for professional soccer. Our mission is to create an authentic international soccer experience for local fans that is different than any other local team – one that fully embraces the diversity of our community. We are confident local soccer fans will help us turn Cashman Field into a stadium the replicates the amazing match day atmosphere of soccer stadiums around the globe – with non-stop singing, dancing, chanting, drumming, etc. We know Las Vegas is ready for professional soccer, and we plan to deliver on our promise to make this a soccer city.”
Throughout the 2018 season, the team will compete in 16 regular season matches at Cashman Field. In addition, Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC will utilize the field for additional events including, but not limited to, exhibition matches featuring international soccer clubs and more.
In addition, Las Vegas Pro Soccer LLC has invited the local community to submit name ideas for the team on their website. Entries will be available for submission until Monday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
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