Thursday, January 26, 2006

Cary, North Carolina gets USL First Division team

Cary, North Carolina got some more great soccer news today. Just a week after it was announced that the US men will hold their final pre-World Cup training camp in the city, word comes that they will also get a United Soccer League (USL) First Division team starting in 2007.

The team will hold a public naming contest (how about Cary 1854). A New York-based ownership group will own them.

It's great to see soccer on the mover in the South. Perhaps MLS will one day find its way into the region (I'm not talking about Florida here).

By the way, negotiations for the agreement moved ahead after the July 2005 exhibition game between the Rochester Raging Rhinos and DC United was a huge success.

I think the last pro team Cary had was the WUSA's Carolina Courage.


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