The New York Cosmos and Ottawa Fury will not be the only new NASL teams introduced in the next couple of years.
NASL officially announced on Monday evening that it has given Virginia an expansion franchise set to begin playing in 2014. The new franchise will be based in northern Virginia and the team is expected to play its games at future Ballpark located in Ashburn.
The club owners, VIP Sports & Entertainment and Loudoun Professional Soccer, LLC, have also announced that there will be an upcoming contest for fans to determine the team name.
The announcement of Virginia’s expansion club means NASL will have 11 teams in 2014. The Cosmos are set to join the league in 2013 and Ottawa will enter in 2014.
The news of Virginia being given a team also comes just three days after NASL announced Minnesota Stars FC would return to the league in 2013. A new Minnesota-based ownership group agreed to a deal to buy the team from the league, who owned and operated the Stars during each of the past two seasons.
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