Indianapolis awarded NASL franchise to begin play in 2014

Indianapolis awarded NASL franchise to begin play in 2014

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Indianapolis awarded NASL franchise to begin play in 2014

Indianapolis, home of Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft, better get used to hosting soccer events.

NASL announced on Wednesday that Indianapolis was the latest city to be awarded an expansion franchise, with the club expected to start play in 2014. The unnamed Indiana team becomes the 12th member of the NASL for the 2014 season, and is owned by president and chief executive officer of Keystone Construction Corporation Ersal Ozdemir.

The franchise is currently asking fans to vote for the club’s name over IndyProSoccer.com. The team name, along with a head coach and player acquisitions, will be announced in the coming months.

The club will play its 2014 home games at Michael Carroll Stadium located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), but its long-term goal is to construct a stadium in the downtown area.

What do you think of NASL awarding Indianapolis a franchise? What do you think the club’s name should be? Would you have preferred to see another city given a team?

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