The Major Arena Soccer League announced Wednesday that an expansion team in Guadalajara, Mexico will join the current 14 team league this coming fall, pending a vote of league owners.
Commissioner Keith Tozer spent the last two days in Guadalajara, talking to community leaders and touring the proposed stadium, Domo Code Jalisco.
“Guadalajara is a wonderful city with a storied history and a deep love for the game of soccer,” Tozer said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to work with team management and city leaders to bring the MASL to a brand-new market.”
The expansion club will be owned by a group of prominent business affiliates of the MASL represented by San Diego Sockers Phil Salvagio. It will be co-managed by a local group from Guadalajara, led by Christian Armando Guzmán Contreras.
The name of the team will be Guadalajara Tequileros FC. The addition of Tequileros FC will bring the number of Mexican clubs in MASL to three, as it will join league members Monterrey Flash and Chihuahua Savage.
Further expansion in Mexico is expected in the very near future, the league stated on its website.