Chelís, the 58-year-old new coach of the Las Vegas Lights FC, was energetic and talkative at his introductory press conference on Tuesday.
The coach, commonly referred to as “Chelis,” will lead the team in its first season in the United Soccer League in 2018.
Both Brett and Steve Pastorino of the Las Vegas Lights FC’s front office have experience with expansion Major League Soccer teams.
The owner of Las Vegas Lights FC wants to field a fast team that plays aggressively and tries to score whenever possible.
Owner Brett Lashbrook wanted to make sure his team’s logo reflected the community, and included elements from the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and the city of Las Vegas logo.
Brett Lashbrook says the “sky is the limit” for Cashman, and the soccer team plans to make changes to the venue once the Las Vegas 51s move out.
Las Vegas’ new United Soccer League franchise revealed its name on Facebook shortly after midnight on Tuesday.
Las Vegas’ United Soccer League expansion franchise narrowed its team name search to six Friday.
On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council approved a 15-year lease agreement to allow a United Soccer League club to play its home games at Cashman Field starting in February for the 2018 season.