Rhode Island is the Perfect Market for a Professional Soccer Team
Rhode Island is the Perfect Market for USL team
With the announcement of a downtown Pawtucket soccer stadium has to come to the reality check of can it succeed. According to the announcement of the project the venue will seat 7,500 fans and the team that will anchor the stadium will be apart of their USL Championship league.
For those not familiar with the American soccer system that is the second tier in structure beneath MLS. Unlike the Minor League Baseball system, however, the connection between the second tier and the first-tier (MLS) isn’t as direct. For example, an MLS team can have a USL team but the bulk of USL teams are unaffiliated. Even with an unaffiliated team though MLS players can be loaned to a USL team usually to gain them more playing time.