Photo: Las Vegas Lights FC
Las Vegas is turning into a true sports town. The Vegas Golden Knights are enjoying a stellar debut season in the NHL, the Las Vegas Aces are preparing to debut as the latest WNBA franchise and a stadium is under construction to welcome the Raiders and bring the NFL to Sin City. But that’s not all. Las Vegas got something more last August, when the United Soccer League awarded an expansion franchise to Brett Lashbrook, the former chief operating officer of the Orlando City SC, who helped make pro soccer a rousing success in central Florida. He’s now the owner and general manager of the Las Vegas Lights FC and the team is ready to make their debut against Fresno FC on March 17 at Cashman Field. But first, the Lights will warm up to the regular season with three games against Major League Soccer clubs. You can see Las Vegas' eagerly anticipated soccer team light up the field by flying to Las Vegas via private jet.
What to Expect from the Inaugural Lights FC Soccer Games
Three teams will visit Cashman Field in February:
- Montreal Impact on February 10
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC on February 17
- DC United on February 24
All three games will begin at 8 p.m. “While they will not count toward the Lights' regular-season record, fans can expect the exhibition-style games to set the bar for what they will see from the high-achieving Lights,” Lashbrook said. “We want to do this with big goals,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“There are a lot of teams that would launch and try to play against lesser teams. That’s just not in our DNA. We’re going to go for broke. We’re going to try to create fun. We’re going to compete against the best and we want to be the best.”