Local News
9:56 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Could Louisville Support a Major League Soccer Team?

Some local soccer supporters are making their case for bringing a Major League Soccer team to Louisville.

The MLS is seeking to expand from the 20 teams it currently has to 24 teams by the year 2020.

The local supporters are urging the Metro Council to get behind their effort. 

Louisville Metro Councilman James Peden says he’d like to see it happen.

"I think it’s important that we, as a city, be able to label ourselves as a major professional sports team," Peden said.

"And I liked, I loved the ways that those guys closed their original presentation with, you know, 'AAA sports, as nice as they are, that’s Pawtucket. Do we want to be associated with them, or would we rather be associated with Columbus, Ohio and Portland, Oregon?'"

The supporters said Louisville would have the fan base to support a new soccer club,  and it would not compete with other local professional sports.