The Las Vegas Legends FC have joined the Women’s Premier Soccer League as a 2020 expansion team, the club announced Wednesday.
The team got its first bonding experience this weekend when the Lights traveled to Utah for a scrimmage with the MLS’ Real Salt Lake.
Allegiant Stadium is under consideration to be the host venue for match between soccer giants Barcelona and Real Madrid that would precede the Raiders grand opening.
The Lights FC will begin its 34-game United Soccer League season March 7 at San Diego Loyal SC before playing its home opener March 14 against Sacramento Republic FC.
It’s unclear if Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman’s long-held soccer dreams will come true in 2020. But she’ll likely get at least get one step closer.
Charlotte was awarded an MLS expansion team on Tuesday by MLS commissioner Don Garber at a news conference in downtown Charlotte.
UNLV hired Jenny Ruiz-Williams, a former standout player for the Rebels, as its women’s soccer coach, the school announced Tuesday.
The Sounders joined Houston, Sporting Kansas City and San Jose with two titles.
UNLV women’s soccer coach Chris Shaw went 66-48-9 over six seasons, including 6-13-1 this year.
Two different Las Vegas groups want to acquire Major League Soccer’s 30th franchise but key questions still remain after Sacramento gets 29th team.