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Soccer Down Here: Lionsbridge FC's Vest, PDL's Nash Discuss Expansion

12/01/2017, 11:30am EST

Newport News, VA-based team will begin PDL play in 2018

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With Newport News, Virginia-based Lionsbridge FC set to kick off in the Premier Development League in 2018, Chairman and Co-Founder Mike Vest and PDL Director of Business Development Joel Nash sat down with Soccer Down Here to discuss the team’s founding, recent developments and much more.

“Mike [Vest], Dan [Chenoweth and Kevin [Joyce], with Mike in that leadership role, had clearly done their internal homework,” Nash said. “They had done some incredible work even before approaching us.

“It is first and foremost a desire to bring something to their community, a passion for their community that is the initial nucleus to their goals.”

Lionsbridge FC is one of six expansion teams announced by the PDL for the upcoming 2018 season. They join a to-be-named Birmingham franchisethe AHFC RoyalsLansing UnitedCorpus Christi FC and Ogden City SC as new teams for next season. The club is based on the Virginia Peninsula and will play its matches at POMOCO Stadium at Christopher Newport University.

Listen to Soccer Down Here’s full interview with Vest and Nash starting at 1:30:00.

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