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FIRST LOOK: Plans for pro soccer could be coming to Las Vega

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Las Vegas is just a few years from NFL Football, and a few months from NHL Hockey. It now appears the world's most popular game is headed to Clark County

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Las Vegas is just a few years from NFL Football, and a few months from NHL Hockey. It now appears the world's most popular game is headed to Clark County
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/6874363?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:10:06 +0000 FIRST LOOK: Plans for pro soccer could be coming to Las Vega Las Vegas is just a few years from NFL Football, and a few months from NHL Hockey. It now appears the world's most popular game is headed to Clark County http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/6874363?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KLAS Las Vegas, NV valdez)) >>> las vegas is just a few years from n-f-l football, and a few months from n-h-l hockey. and it now appears the world's most popular game is headed to las vegas. tonight, 8 news now has learned plans to bring professional soccer are in the works again, after vanishing when the m-l-s turned down an expansion effort. 8 news now reporter john langeler is live at cashman field, which is crucial to these new plans, with exclusive details. ((john langeler)) >> earlier this month, city leaders agreed to take over cashman field. days later, this proposal was submitted to city hall...intending to make this the home of a new pro soccer team. not the m-l-s...the main national league. but one just below. >> ((22:12 - gustavo reyes/referee "it's a good job.")) ((john langeler)) this is how referee gustavo reyes gets his office ready. ((30:31 - reyes "20 minutes, it'll be packed." )) ((nat of him counting paces )) ((john langeler)) but the games don't start until the pitch is prepared. ((31:43 - reyes "i see these little kids. i see their faces. how they interact with each other. i love it!" )) ((john langeler)) organizing these fields is probably less complicated than what may happen at cashman field in 2018. professional soccer. ((25:37 - reyes "it'll be great for the kids man." )) ((john langeler)) soccer isn't new to cashman field. but it wasn't long ago the city tried to get major league soccer...america's main professional league...to las vegas. and it failed. tuesday, the council will discuss something different. ((48:26 - reyes "hopefully, this is the first step toward getting an mls team in las vegas." )) ((john langeler)) city councilman bob beers is optimistic. ((47:21 - beers "it sounds like we have someone who says they are very close if not already successful at attracting a usl team." )) ((john langeler)) the usl, or united soccer league, is a step below the mls. on april 10th, this proposal arrived at city hall...intending to use cashman field for pro soccer starting next spring. attempts to reach the man behind what's known as usl las vegas were unsuccessful. the usl sent a statement, saying the league was "reviewing the proposal". but this trademark has already been filed by the team backers...with the name las vegas lights. ((nat from youth soccer)) ((john langeler)) a step in the right direction, for the city's biggest fans. ((26:12 - reyes "bring a professional team here. it'll be great for them.")) ((john langeler)) >> convention center staff say turning cashman field from a soccer field into a baseball field is turning cashman field from a soccer field into a baseball field is not complicated...and two teams could co-exist. the city council discussion is on tuesday. reporting live, john langeler, 8 news now. ((dave courvoisier)) >>> a tighter squeeze on




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