Every month there is news about a new soccer stadium being built or proposed somewhere in this country. This past month has been no exceptions with stadiums proposed from the MLS to the USL.
New Mexico United begins preparation for its inaugural season in 2019 and will convert its ballpark into a soccer pitch to a burgeoning and frenzied fanbase.
When Louisville City FC takes the field for the USL Cup, it will be at Lynn Stadium and not its normal home Slugger Field. They join a list of professional teams who found themselves homeless during title runs.
Louisville City FC hosts the Swope Park Rangers in the USL Cup Final at home at Louisville Slugger Field. The minor league baseball stadium transforms into a soccer frenzy pitch attracting legions of fans and turning the Derby City into a Soccer City.
Don’t blink, there is a good chance that a USL professional soccer club is coming to a city near you. Teams in Hartford, Birmingham, Austin, El Paso, and Memphis are getting their pitches ready for their inaugural seasons in a few months.
Bill Edwards, the outspoken owner of the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the last five years has sold the USL team to the Tampa Bay Rays. The announcement came as a surprise to some, and means a new shift in the future direction of the team.