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2:11 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Louisville is (Officially) Getting a Pro Soccer Team

Wayne Estopinal
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Starting next year, Louisville will host a professional soccer club in the Major League Soccer-affiliated United Soccer League PRO division.

Owners of the Louisville City Football Club announced Wednesday that the team will be relocating from Orlando before the 2015 season begins.  USL PRO is a second-tier affiliate of Major League Soccer, comparable to a AA minor league baseball team.

The team is based this season in Orlando, which is getting an MLS franchise next season. 

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Local News
2:32 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Here's the Logo for Louisville's Expected Pro Soccer Team

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Here's an early look at some of the details of Louisville's expected new pro soccer team.

Wayne Estopinal, a local architect and minority owner of the current Orlando City Soccer Club who has spearheaded the effort of bringing the team to Louisville, said on Tuesday that he fully expects Wednesday’s announcement to be celebratory.

Louisville will officially be home to a USL PRO division soccer team, Estopinal expects.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Louisville Eyed for Professional Soccer Team, Expects Decision in Next Month

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A decision is expected soon about the potential move of a professional soccer team from Orlando to Louisville.

Mayor Greg Fischer said team owners want to make a decision in the next month and he wants to make the move a reality.

“I’m excited about the opportunity for pro soccer in Louisville," Fischer says. "Now it’s a question of defining what do they need, what can the city provide, how can this be a win for all parties involved. Anytime we can expand the sports presence in Louisville it’s a good thing.”

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Local News
8:03 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Which NFL Team is the Most Popular in Kentucky?

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Controversy swirled around the NFL earlier this year after PBS aired a documentary about the long-term effects of concussions on football players.

Yet the league is wildly popular—Forbes estimated in August that the NFL would have a revenue this year of $9 billion, the largest of any sports league.

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