We have been following soccer for I guess 14 years –
Maddy was four when she started to play – then Ella !
Now – we will follow Maddy in college –
and continue to follow Ella in travel and H.S. soccer –
But – on 8 -9-19 – something new is about to happen !
And since I write this a week ahead of time –
last night –
We will have a professional soccer team about six miles away !
LOUDOUN UNITED SOCCER TEAM –
A farm team of D.C. United in Washington D.C.
Where players are developed – much as minor league baseball !
Almost across from the Leesburg airport –
and part a huge soccer complex already there –
( where our grand daughter Maddy practiced for three years )
sits a complex of 12 to 16 soccer fields
And is part of Loudoun County !
It also contains a complex of base ball diamonds –
and both grass and turf fields.
Major tournaments both in baseball – softball
and soccer are played here
and is a hot bed for recruitment for soccer for college.
A new four lane road with a traffic signal was built –
along with additional parking for over 700 cars –
along with lots already there for 700 cars.
More parking is in the plans !
In addition to the new stadium –
four more fields are being built
as part of the deal for the land with the county –
and two turf fields also will be built –
along with a state of the art training facility.
One of the turf fields will be for the pro team only
while the other fields will be for the County park.
We have known about this for some time –
as it has been in the news –
and Washington D.C. United –
just opened their new stadium –
which sits about a quarter mile from Nat’s Park
In the last two months !
So – big time Soccer is now here !
Being so close – instead of going into D.C. to Audi Field
we can jump in the car and be in the lot in 15 minutes –
of course traffic may become a problem and it will take longer
but still – to have this is just awesome !
Although Maddy will no longer be coming here for games and practice
There may be a chance that Ella’s travel team may play here.
Our hope is to attend games –
and see some future players play in the big time.
This is a beautiful area –
and as the plan moves forward with the additional complex
It is a gold star for the County !
August 9 th. Professional Soccer came to Loudoun County !
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