Apr. 18, 2013 at 7:45pm
12 May at Cheney Stadium
Seems like there are some amazing possibilities being concocted between the owners of the Tacoma Rainiers and the owners of the Sounders Women. They are looking to team up in the future and possibly share ownership of a USL Pro outdoor soccer team which would be a TACOMA team! I guess they are taking a game which will be played at Cheney on 12 May as a feeler of sorts to see how much support there might be in the South Sound/Greater Tacoma areas.
This is big you guys! No more being all depressed because your favorite soccer team became the seattle sounders U-23! This could lead to basically legit pro soccer players playing here! And the schedule will be more full than the PDL team we used to have since it will no longer be made up of unpaid college students home on break!
I'm not sure how it will go down next year, but come on out to Cheney Stadium 12 May at 1600 and support the possibilities.
Seattle Sounders Reserves of the MLS to play Orlando City Lions of the USL Pro soccer League.
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by inbloodyrise on 4/28/2013 @ 6:06pm
|From the Rainiers page:|
"Major League Soccer has embarked on an exciting partnership with the USL Pro," said Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. "This is a great opportunity for the two leagues to unite for the development of soccer in this country. Sounders FC will eventually have an operating partner in the USL. The city of Tacoma would be a fantastic location for us, and this game will give us a chance to test the market."
Tickets to the match are available at www.tacomarainiers.com orwww.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000."
This is a great chance for Tacoma - and the greater South Sound - to show the Northwest how much we love soccer," said Aaron Artman, President of the Tacoma Rainiers. "The Sounders have done an incredible job rallying this entire region around soccer and their fan experience is the best in the business. We are thrilled to partner with them and look to showcase Cheney Stadium as a great soccer venue for this match and hopefully future matches in 2014 and beyond."