There’s a Local Group Looking to Bring a Professional Soccer Team to Baltimore

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The Blast proves that soccer has an audience in Baltimore. Now there’s a new update in the move to bring a team that plays outside.

According to the Washington Post’s Soccer Insider, a group of unnamed investors are mounting a bid to launch a new team in Baltimore. One source told WaPo that the proposal is “strong.” The team would be part of the United Soccer League, which is the tier of pro soccer that’s one step below MLS.

This is apparently a separate proposal from the fall whispers that a USL team currently playing in Wilmington, N.C., is looking to relocate to Towson. Baltimore is apparently “high on the league’s list” for possible expansion, WaPo reports. A soccer-specific stadium is also in the mix.

The article notes that a new team would set up multiple mid-Atlantic rivalries, including the Bethlehem Steel. Hopefully the championship wins the right to be called “Beast of the East.”

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