Las Vegas Lights FC is pleased to announce that the USL Championship Board of Governors voted in favor of returning to play for the 2020 season, with a provisional start date set for July 11.
While additional information on competition format, scheduling, broadcast and other important details will be made available in the coming weeks, it’s important to note that the league’s return to play will be conducted in strict alignment with all local and state public health guidelines. USL HQ also remains in regular dialogue with the USL Players Association on all matters concerning player health and wellness protocols and looks forward to continuing those discussions.
To USL supporters across the country, we are grateful for your support throughout this process and look forward to being back in action with you all soon.
“Today the United Soccer League has taken the first of many required steps to potentially return to play for the remainder of the 2020 season. To be very clear, Lights FC understand many more important steps are needed to ensure this can ultimately be done safely & prudently,” said Lights FC Owner & C.E.O. Brett Lashbrook. “We also understand that the likelihood remains that initial home matches would be played with no capacity or limited capacity per the current direction of state government & local health officials. We hope to have more details to share with our fans in the coming days and weeks ahead.”
ABOUT LAS VEGAS LIGHTS FC
Established in 2018, Lights FC brought to Las Vegas the highest level of soccer. With US Men’s National team legend Eric Wynalda at the helm as the team’s manager and technical director in 2019, Lights FC’s surpassed their regular-season point total and attendance (7,711 average per game) from its inaugural year. Wynalda returns for his second season as the head coach, where his goal is to deliver a USL Championship playoffs berth to the city of Las Vegas.