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Sacramento to begin league play in 2014
December 4th, 2012 12:05AM

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[USL: Expansion] Sacramento will join USL PRO in 2014. Led by Warren Smith, founder of Sacramento Professional Soccer and a co-founder of the popular Sacramento Rivercats minor-league baseball team, the club will become the league's 14th team.

The team will play some exhibitions in 2013 but begin its league schedule in 2014.

Smith is negotiating with Sacramento City College to play at Hughes Stadium. The stadium opened in 1928 and the first soccer game was played there a year later.

Sacramento has not had a pro soccer team since the Gold/Spirits (1976-80) of the old American Soccer League. The California capital consistently ranked in the top 10 for television ratings during the 2010 World Cup.

The USL played its first two seasons with 11 teams but only one -- the Los Angeles Blues -- on the West Coast. Expansion teams in Phoenix and Tampa will begin play in the 2013 season.



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  1. Mark Torguson
    commented on: December 4, 2012 at 10:02 a.m.
    What about the Sacramento Scorpions (USL 1) and the Sacramento Geckos (A-League)? Not to mention the Sacramento Knights (indoor)


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