Lansing Ignite has open tryouts in January

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- If you think you have what it takes to play on a professional soccer team, tryouts for Lansing Ignite are happening in January.

People 16 years old and older can sign up for tryouts for the team.

“Offering opportunities for mid-Michigan soccer players is important to us at Lansing Ignite,” said Vice President and General Manager Jeremy Sampson. “Having a mix of players from around the world as well as from our own backyard helps build a winning team that develops our story as Michigan’s professional soccer team.”

The two-hour open tryout is at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Legacy Center, 9299 Goble Drive in Brighton.

Registration is $75 per person. Participants will get a Lansing Ignite tryout shirt.

Three players already have signed with the team: Xavier Gomez, Christian Silva and Rafa Mentzingen.

Practice will begin in February with the team's first match on March 30 in Richmond, Virginia.

People can register to tryout for Lansing Ignite at LansingIgniteCamps.com.