Major League Soccer http://wfpl.org en Announcement Planned Soon on Deal to Bring Pro Soccer to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/announcement-planned-soon-deal-bring-pro-soccer-louisville <p>A formal announcement is expected next month that Louisville is getting a professional soccer team.</p><p>Architect Wayne Estopinal&nbsp;is among a group of local investors behind a plan to bring the successful <a href="http://orlandocitysc.com/">Orlando City</a> franchise to Louisville. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Greg Fischer’s new budget proposal includes a $581,000 appropriation to make Slugger Field soccer compatible.</span></p><p>Estopinal says the soccer team would begin play at the ballpark next spring.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:41:47 +0000 Rick Howlett 9424 at http://wfpl.org Announcement Planned Soon on Deal to Bring Pro Soccer to Louisville Could Louisville Support a Major League Soccer Team? http://wfpl.org/post/could-louisville-support-major-league-soccer-team <p>Some local soccer supporters are making their case for bringing a Major League Soccer team to Louisville.</p><p>The MLS is seeking to expand from the 20 teams it currently has to 24 teams by the year 2020.</p><p>The local supporters are urging the Metro Council to get behind their effort.&nbsp;</p><p>Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden says he’d like to see it happen.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I think it’s important that we, as a city, be able to label ourselves as a major professional sports team," Peden said.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:56:37 +0000 Brandon Girdley 6509 at http://wfpl.org Could Louisville Support a Major League Soccer Team?