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Virginia Legacy Soccer Club is adding a new semi-pro soccer team starting in 2017.
The Women’s Premier Soccer League recently announced Virginia Legacy as an expansion team beginning in the 2017 season. Virginia Legacy will compete in the Colonial Conference, which also includes teams from Richmond and Virginia Beach.
“On behalf of the WPSL, I’d like to welcome Virginia Legacy to the WPSL to start play in the 2017 season,” WPSL Commissioner Jerry Zanelli said in a news release. “I’m very impressed by the club’s leadership, vision, business plan and commitment to growing the sport of soccer in their market. Williamsburg, Virginia is a strong soccer market and will be a great addition to the Colonial Conference and the WPSL.”
The WPSL is an independent national soccer league that spans more than 100 teams nationwide. The WPSL season runs from May 1 to Aug. 1, with a league championship tournament held the last weekend of July.
“The WPSL is a great a fit for our club. It is a league full of great owners, teams and players committed to growing the game,” Virginia Legacy Executive Director Bobby O’Brien said. “This team will provide members of our club, past and present, as well as players throughout Hampton Roads with the opportunity to continue their soccer careers. Virginia Legacy is excited to bring the professional soccer experience to the thousands of players, parents, fans and soccer supporters in this region.”
Virginia Legacy also sports a men’s amateur soccer team, Virginia Legacy 76, which competes in the National Premier Soccer League.
Similar to Legacy 76 games, Virginia Legacy is planning to keep games affordable and family-friendly. There will also be significant discounts and giveaways for youth players and sponsors.