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Local hopefuls try out for new pro soccer team

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Local hopefuls try out for new pro soccer team

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Local hopefuls try out for new pro soccer team
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/7206994?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:35:08 +0000 Local hopefuls try out for new pro soccer team Local hopefuls try out for new pro soccer team http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12453/7206994?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KLAS Las Vegas, NV team. the las vegas lights start next year. while the new franchise will bring in pro talent from around the world...today local soccer player got a chance to sneak onto the squad. 8 news now reporter brittany edney is live at kellogg zaher soccer complex where the guys got a chance to show their stuff. ((brittany edney)) john... there are 23 spots on the roster and at least one of them is going to go to local talent. around 500 athletes ended up trying out ahead of the 2018 season. (( tyler moriarty, soccer player "i currently live in las vegas, i'm a personal trainer." )) (( forrest smith, soccer player "i live in las vegas & i'm and currently i work for hawkasan group." ((salvador bernal, soccer player "i've lived here since 2003 and right now, i'm working at smart city networks.")) (( daniel diaz, soccer player "i currenlty live in las vegas, nevada and i'm collegic goal keeper.")) ((milan popovic, soccer player "i live in las vegas, nevada and i'm pursuing playing professional soccer.")) (( sebastian hernandez, soccer player "here in las vegas nevada and right now, i'm just training kids.")) ((brittany edney)) these locals are vying to be one of the players that make the first lights fc roster. a team which promises each year, one spot on the squad will go to a las vegas talent. "for those that made it through, we're going to be calling you." ((brittany edney)) waiting to hear if they've got... what the lights are looking for. (( brett lashbrook, owner/ceo las vegas lights fc "we see something in you.")) ((brittany edney)) owner brett lashbrook says there's a lot of freedom when starting a brand new professional sports team (( brett lashbrook, owner/ceo las vegas lights fc "you have no handcuffs, no history, no bad habits, and at the end of the day, i'm a fan and i've always believed that when you have a player with a local story, it's just better.")) ((brittany edney)) these athletes put everything they had on the field (( sebastian hernandez, soccer player "more grit, and then whenever i had the opportuntity to be on the ball, i just had to play the best of my ability." (( tyler moriarty, soccer player "it's easy to go unnoticed if you're not demanding the ball." ((brittany edney)) to try and secure their place on the new team. (( daniel diaz, soccer player "las vegas lights opened up at the right time for me and i think i'm prepared and ready to jump on the field and play with some of the guys.")) ((salvador bernal, soccer player "there a lot of competition here in las vegas, it's a big soccer community and not a lot of people know about that." (( forrest smith, soccer player "it's mostly for the kids, the young players growing up so at least they know they might have the opportunity and more importantly, there's some talent out here.")) when things were winding down this afternoon, the team told athletes that if they're going to progress further in this process, they'll be getting a call in the next few hours. so i'm sure there's a lot of anxious players out there hoping the phone rings. reporting live, brittany edney, 8 news now./// ((john langeler)) >> lights f-c is





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