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Soccer City Comes to Asheville

The world’s game is coming to Asheville.   The Asheville City Soccer Club kicks off its inaugural season tomorrow night, hosting the Georgia Revolution at Memorial Stadium. 

The Asheville team is an expansion club in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the nation’s second largest national league, with more than 100 squads nationwide.

The soccer club is the brainchild of six high school buddies from nearby Marion, not a soccer star among them, but all passionate soccer fans.   To find out more, BPR’s Helen Chickering caught up with the team’s president, Ryan Kelley.

To find out more about the Asheville City Soccer Club, the team roster and schedule, click here.

The newly formed team took some time to meet fans at The Hop ice cream shop in Asheville. BPR’s Helen Chickering was there.

Helen Chickering is a host and reporter on Blue Ridge Public Radio. She joined the station in November 2014.