• Indoor professional soccer headed to Grand Rapids
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    Indoor professional soccer headed to Grand Rapids

    Louis Stephens pointed out that there is plenty of buzz surrounding the sport of soccer considering the 2022 World Cup is coming up later this fall in Qatar. Stephens is helping make there’s buzz closer to home in Grand Rapids, too. Stephens and Joe Brefczynski have co-founded the Rapid City Football Club, which will be based in Grand Rapids and participate in the new Major League Indoor Soccer. The 2022-2023 schedule is currently being finalized, but Stephens said expect play to begin in early December. “We went to the first annual owners meeting in Chicago and it was very enlightening,” Stephens said. “It gave me and Joe a better understand…

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  • Tampa Bay Strikers unveiled as pro indoor soccer returns to Tampa
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    Tampa Bay Strikers unveiled as pro indoor soccer returns to Tampa

    TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Strikers are the newest pro franchise in town. The National Indoor Soccer League is betting fans will show up to watch “hockey on turf.” “Come out,” league managing partner and Strikers’ co-owner Andrew Haines said following the teams’ unveiling Monday morning at the Yuengling Center, where home games will be played. “If you say you’re going to have a bad time, I’m going to sit right with you because I know you’re going to be like, ‘I was wrong.’ ” Like the rest of the league, the Strikers will have teams in the men’s and women’s divisions that will play back-to-back, with fans getting two…

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