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PASL Sets 2012/13 Alignment With the Addition of Rio Grande Valley Flash

Date: Sep 27, 2012
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PASL Sets 2012/13 Alignment With the Addition of Rio Grande Valley Flash

 

The Professional Arena Soccer League today concluded a busy offseason of expansion with the introduction of the Rio Grande Valley Flash at a press conference today at State Farm Arena.

 

The announcement of the Flash completes an expansion that has seen the league's ranks swell from 12 to 19 teams as it heads into its fifth season of play.

The Flash will be operated by Monterrey Flash owner Gerardo Guerra Lozano  The Monterrey Flash are founding members and subsequent champions of the Liga Mexicana de Futbol Rapido.  The Flash and the PASL's San Diego Sockers faced each other in last year's FIFRA Club Championships, with the Sockers winning by a narrow margin

"We welcome the opportunity to be a part of the fastest growing futbol rapido (arena soccer) league in the US," said Lozano  "State Farm Arena will be a great venue to showcase PASL arena soccer."

The Flash become the third Texas team in a five team Central Division.  Joining Rio Grande Valley will be the Dallas Sidekicks, Texas (Beaumont) Strikers, Chicago Mustangs, and Rockford Rampage.

Owned by the City of Hidalgo-Texas Municipal Facilities Corporation, State Farm Arena is located at 2600 North 10th Street (Hwy 336) in Hidalgo, Texas and seats 5,500 for arena soccer.

"The PASL is very pleased to be working with Gerardo and the Flash as well as State Farm Arena," said PASL Commissioner Kevin Milliken. "We are confident the Flash will make their mark in the PASL this season."

The PASL's 19 teams will compete for the Ron Newman Cup, which currently resides with the 13-time indoor champion San Diego Sockers.

About Professional Arena Soccer League and Premier Arena Soccer League

 
The PASL is a professional league which began play on October 25, 2008.  The league, entering its fifth season, consists of US teams, the CMISL (Canada), and the LMFR (Mexico).  The Dallas Sidekicks, Harrisburg Heat, Las Vegas Legends, Rockford Rampage, Sacramento Surge, Real Phoenix, Chicago Mustangs, and Texas Strikers have been added for the 2012/13 season.  The Tulsa Revolution andTucson Extreme have been added for the 2013/14 season.  The PASL-Premier just completed its 15th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league.  The PASL and PASL-Premier are members of Federacion Internacional de Futbol Rapido (FIFRA).

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