The Lights FC ranks fourth among 35 United Soccer League clubs with average attendance of 8,308 — about 1,400 fewer than the Aviators are drawing in their new stadium.
The Lights are coming off their biggest victory of the season, a 5-0 home win over Tacoma Defiance last Saturday.
MLS commissioner Don Garber said Las Vegas was a candidate for the league’s 30th team, but all indications are the city’s hope for a first division soccer team are slim.
Sacramento and St. Louis have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer’s Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams.
The FC Lights will play host to a second-round match in the U.S. Open Cup, the United Soccer League team announced Wednesday.
The Las Vegas Lights host the Tacoma Defiance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Field.
The Lights won for the first time this season last Saturday, defeating Real Monarchs FC 1-0.