Vegas Seven

Soccer

  • DTLV

    Las Vegas Lights FC Is on the Hunt for Local Players

    Newly announced coach 'Chelís' keeps good on his word to recruit Las Vegas talent for the soccer club.

  • Fall Sports 2017

    Three UNLV Athletes to Watch

    By Tyler Bischoff

    As Desiree Reed-Francois takes control of the UNLV athletic department, it will still come down to the players and coaches to create success.

  • sports

    Five Things to Know About Pro Soccer in Las Vegas

    By Tyler Bischoff

    Las Vegas officially has a pro soccer team.

  • DTLV

    Las Vegas Gets Pro Soccer

    By Ryan Vellinga

    Games kick off at Cashman Field in 2018

  • Conversations

    Hérculez Gómez Is Still Scoring

    By Rob Miech

    The professional soccer player retires with a broadcasting deal at ESPN

  • The Week

    Major League Decision

    Downtown soccer stadium proposal has one big—and important—fan in Mayor Goodman. But will that be enough?

  • Character Study

    Mobsters’ Arbelaez Still in the Game

    By Tye Masters

    A booming voice carries across the fields of the Summerlin Soccer Complex: We have to do better! You’re being too predictable! Your first touch has to be better!

  • About Town

    Are You Ready for Some Fútbol (Again)?

    By Matt Jacob

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A low-level professional soccer team is setting up shop in Las Vegas, with dreams of turning this into a soccer town and eventually landing a big-time franchise.

  • About Town

    Global Game, Fractured City

    By Timothy Pratt

    Among the consequences of the violence at the July 3 Super Clasico soccer game at Sam Boyd Stadium was that some of the Valley’s most vocal xenophobes were drawn online, where they aimed the full force of their disdain at the local Latino population.

  • To Las Vegas, With Bytes and Kicks

    By Timothy Pratt

    Jared Montz stood in black underwear on Hollywood Boulevard, ready to begin juggling a soccer ball for the camera. It was April 19, the last stop in the former professional soccer player’s two-month, 43-city tour across the country. The idea: to juggle and get others to do the same, all in the interest of raising awareness and funds for combating malaria in Africa. Montz was wearing the underwear line of Ellen Degeneres that day, hoping the popular talk-show host would catch wind of it through social media and drum up support for the cause. (She didn’t.)

  • About Town

    The Stuff of Legends

    By Timothy Pratt

    Brothers Franck and Uzi Tayou had been in Las Vegas about two months, two among nine siblings who arrived here after their father fled political persecution in his homeland. It was 2006. Franck, then 16, and Uzi, 17, were looking for a place to play soccer one day. They found a field near Meadows Mall and a team of Hispanics; neither the brothers nor the players spoke much English, but they reached a quick agreement.

  • Sports

    Creating a Killer Logo

    By Sean DeFrank

    We’ve been Quicksilvers and Seagulls, Americans and Dustdevils. Yes, Las Vegas has had a few professional soccer teams—playing both outside and indoors—to claim as its own, although none for very long. But one thing the incoming Las Vegas Legends, an expansion team in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), has that those teams lacked is a kick-ass logo.

  • About Town

    Soccertown, USA

    By Timothy Pratt

    When 13-year-old Hayden Canizalez walked off the field at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex on May 27, it may have been his farewell to Southern Nevada’s soccer scene. But that’s not bad news, for either him or the scene: Canizalez is off to Spain on June 9 for tryouts with the youth teams of several professional clubs. If he makes one, Spain will be his new home. If he doesn’t, the whole family will move to Washington, D.C., in the fall, where he’s been accepted to the youth academy of Major League Soccer’s D.C. United.

  • For Soccer Players, A Shot at the Big Time

    By Timothy Pratt

    Real Salt Lake will become the first Major League Soccer team to hold a tryout for its youth academy in Las Vegas on May 20 at the Alexander Dawson School in Summerlin. The club will be seeking players born in 1996 or 1997, or younger if they have exceptional talent.

  • The World in a Net

    By Sean DeFrank

    Last August 5, Daren Libonati was in Manchester, England, watching a soccer game. For a year, the Justice Entertainment Group president and COO had been trying to bring a world-class soccer match to Las Vegas. Now, sitting in Old Trafford Stadium watching Manchester United defeat the New York Cosmos in a friendly contest before nearly 76,000 fans, he understood that if he were to succeed, it could potentially be the biggest global sporting event in the history of Las Vegas.

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