National Women’s Soccer League adding team in Orlando
The National Women’s Soccer League on Tuesday announced its 10th team, the Orlando Pride.
The Pride, which will start playing next season, will be coached by former U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni.
It is the NWSL’s second expansion team, following the addition of the Houston Dash in 2014. The Pride is owned by the same group that owns Major League Soccer’s Orlando City SC.
The Pride’s roster will be filled out in an expansion process in the coming weeks.
The Pride and Orlando City SC will play in the Citrus Bowl for the start of the 2016 season, moving to Orlando City’s new 25,000-seat stadium once it’s completed during the summer.
The NWSL, entering its fourth season, is the nation’s top women’s pro league, backed by the United States, Canadian and Mexican soccer federations.