Pro Soccer Coming to Lansing

Lansing is getting a professional men's soccer team equal in size and ability roughly to the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team.

The National Premier Soccer League has awarded a franchise in its 60-team league to Lansing, owned by former WILX TV sports reporter Jeremy Sampson.

The web site has all the details about a contest to name the franchise. A site for home games has not been selected yet nor has a head coach been chosen. The 16-game season begins next May. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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