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UPDATE: Las Vegas City Council approves negotiations with United Soccer League

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 23:11:02-04

UPDATE APRIL 19: The Las Vegas City Council approved negotiations with the United Soccer League Wednesday.

The new team is being called USL Las Vegas at this point. The league hopes to have the team on the field next spring.

The United Soccer League is a minor league that feeds into Major League Soccer.

The deal put forward by by the team is looking for a 15-year lease but would allow the city to end the deal should Cashman Field be needed for another purpose.

Either side could also end the deal if the MLS decides to put a team in Las Vegas. The USL proposal points out that the MLS tends to pick cities that already have minor league teams.


Professional soccer may be a possibility again in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, the city council will discuss a proposal from the United Soccer League to lease Cashman Field.

No details are available about the team, but a trademark has been filed by the owner of the proposed team for the Las Vegas Lights Soccer Club.

Two years ago, plans to bring a Major League Soccer Team fell through, also dooming a proposed soccer stadium.