The second half of the 2013 NASL season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 3, when eight clubs contest the fall season, with the winner joining the spring season champion Atlanta Silverbacks in NASL Soccer Bowl on Nov. 9.
The North American Soccer League is a professional circuit established in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Current NASL member teams are: Atlanta, Carolina RailHawks, FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Minnesota United FC, New York Cosmos, Puerto Rico Islanders, San Antonio Scorpions FC and Tampa Bay Rowdies. Indy Eleven, Ottawa Fury FC and Virginia Cavalry FC will begin play in 2014.
In the coming months, OKC Pro Soccer, LLC will host a formal press event to announce details of its ownership group, discuss plans in more detail and unveil the professional soccer enhancements being added to the Taft Stadium renovation plans.
“It is our intent to give soccer fans, supporters, community partners and sponsors a high performing team and game experience they'll be proud of,” McLaughlin said. “With the official NASL vote now behind us, we can move forward to build out our organization and begin the process of building a team to compete on this national playing field.”