Lights go on in Las Vegas

The USL expansion team in Las Vegas will be known as Las Vegas Lights FC. It will begin play in 2018 and play at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas.

Earlier this summer, the Las Vegas city council voted to approve the use of Cashman Field -- home of the AAA baseball 51s -- for soccer, and the USL approved the Las Vegas team as the league's third expansion team for the 2018 season after Nashville SC and Fresno FC.

The club is owned by Las Vegas resident Brett Lashbrook and his family. He is the former chief operating officer of MLS's Orlando City, whose expansion bid he successfully ran. Before that, he served as legal counsel and special assistant to the Commissioner’s office at MLS for seven seasons.

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2 comments about "Lights go on in Las Vegas".
  1. Fire Paul Gardner Now, August 30, 2017 at 2:11 p.m.

    This is how a rationally run lower league in this country should operate. They are bringing soccer to a town without a pro team. Meanwhile NASL puts teams in markets that already have pro teams in an effort to prove that they are major league. How is that working out for them?

  2. Nick Daverese, August 30, 2017 at 4:22 p.m.

    I agree with you Fire. But, How are home sales in Vegas now. It was down in the toilet not long ago. So people are moving back if not why have a team there where people are leaving.

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