Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz goes over the Las Vegas Lights 4-2 loss to D.C. United and Freddy Adu’s debut.
Former U.S. soccer prodigy Freddy Adu will likely make his Lights FC debut Saturday. The team plans to play Adu against his former team, D.C. United. I want to look at Freddy in the stadium, with the fans, with another important team (playing us). Adu was taken in the 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by D.C. when he was 14-years-old. The attacking midfielder has played for 14 teams in eight countries since then. Now Adu is with the Lights to try to keep his career afloat.
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz go over the Las Vegas Lights loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps and how head coach Jose Luis Sánchez Solá visited the stands after being ejected.
Las Vegas Lights head coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola and midfielder Juan Jose Calderon react to their loss against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Review-Journal reporters Ed Graney and Ben Gotz go over the Las Vegas Lights first preseason loss against the Montreal Impact.
Las Vegas Lights Lose 2-0 Against Montreal.
The Lights FC revealed their inaugural home kits at a special ceremony Wednesday at Zappos’ Downtown campus. (Ben Gotz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas Lights FC are building their team differently than other USL clubs. Coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola is the only Mexican coach in the USL. Sola is using his reputation and connections to sign Mexican players the Lights feel other clubs are overlooking. Lights signees Joel Huiqui and Gerardo Lugo both said Sola was the main reason they came to the team. Both have experience with the Mexican national team. The Lights are hoping to add more players like them for their inaugural season.
2018 World Cup draw results: Grupo A Grupo B Grupo C Grupo D Grupo E Grupo F Grupo G Grupo H
Las Vegas Lights FC soccer coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, or “Chelis” for short, invited fans at a Nov. 14, 2017 news conference to join him for a free beer at a downtown Las Vegas bar. A few dozen wound up joining him. (Ron Kantowski/ Las Vegas Review Journal)
Las Vegas’ new soccer team introduced its head coach Tuesday. José Luis Sánchez Solá, better known as “Chelís”, will put together the Las Vegas Lights FC for 2018. Owner Brett Lashbook said Chelís fit with the attacking style of play he wants the team to be. Chelís previously coached Puebla in Liga MX and was the coach of Major League Soccer team Chivas USA. Chelís is currently an analyst with the ESPN Deporters’ daily soccer show Futbol Picante.
Tech soccer coach Josh Jones talks about the differences between this year’s team
Rich Ryerson, UNLV soccer coach, chats about Rebels player Danny Musovski being nominated for college soccer’s top award at Peter Johann Field in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 8, 2017. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review Journal)
Coach Manleo Miranda talks about winning a youth soccer national championship after returning to Las Vegas on July 21, 2017.
Brett Lashbrook awaits a Las Vegas City Council vote Wednesday for his USL soccer franchise to play home games at Cashman Field in 2018.