The Monterrey Flash announced today they have committed to the Professional Arena Soccer League for the 2013/14 season.
Harkening back to the days of La Raza de Monterrey and later La Furia, team owner Gerardo Guerra Lozano marked the return of professional arena soccer in a United States-based league.
A story that began in 2011 with a victory in the inaugural LMFR championship, saw the Flash uproot after two seasons and move to Hidalgo, Texas for the 2012-13 PASL season. In June, Lozano sold the RGV territory to Victor Fernandez and returned to Monterrey to reclaim his spot in the PASL with what will technically be an expansion team.
The Monterrey Flash is back in a new era full of goals and hopes.
The Flash introduced their new coach, Genoni Martinez, who is perhaps the most illustrious player in Mexican futbol rapido history. Martinez, a six time Defender of the Year and 2009-10 MISL MVP will serve as a player/coach in his first season as a coach. Now 38, Martinez was an original La Raza player when the team joined the CISL in 1993.
Monterrey becomes the second Mexican team in the PASL joining the Tijuana-based Toros Mexico.