Nashville FC is discussing an agreement with DMD Soccer following the...
Nashville FC is discussing an agreement with DMD Soccer following the...

Nashville FC to Discuss Agreement with DMD Soccer in Response to USL Expansion Announcement

Nashville FC to Host Home Opener at Trevecca Today at 7 p.m.

May 19, 2016 (Nashville, Tenn.) - Nashville FC is discussing an agreement with DMD Soccer that would outline the relationship between the two organizations in response to the United Soccer League (USL) franchise announcement in Music City. 

Three years ago, the idea of professional soccer in Nashville was purely a dream. Today, that dream is closer to reality. Our members' support for the past three years has had a tremendous impact on the community, and on the semi-professional platform of soccer across the nation. We thank them for their support. 

As Nashville FC Board Chairman Marcus Whitney worked on our behalf to bring professional soccer to Nashville, he has kept our board apprised of the developments with DMD Soccer.  We are all excited about the news that DMD has been awarded a USL franchise for Nashville!

Due to Marcus' integral involvement to bringing a USL franchise here, he felt it was best to step down from our board to ensure there are no future conflicts given his new responsibilities to that organization; the Nashville FC Board has since elected Chris Ferrell as chair. Because our non-profit organization does not meet the financial requirements to be the majority owner of a professional franchise, our board intends to discuss an agreement that outlines the relationship between DMD and the current Nashville FC organization.

-- Chris Jones, Nashville FC President
Meanwhile, Nashville FC will continue to play in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).  Later today, Nashville FC will host rival New Orleans Jesters at Trevecca Nazarene University for the Southeastern Conference home-opener; kick-off is set for 7 p.m. (CST). 
Tickets for Thursday's game may be purchased in advance for $9 online at, or at the door for $12; tickets for children under 12 years of age cost $1. Fans may park between the baseball field and the athletic center. Fans may also bring lawn chairs and blankets. 
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Nashville FC is a non-profit, supporter-based soccer organization, with a seat in the NPSL, providing fans a unique experience to personally participate in the direction of the franchise. Instead of a majority owner, the organization relies on a supporter-elected board to help guide the club's future. Financially, Nashville FC relies on membership fees and multiple partnerships with local companies. 
The National Premier Soccer League is a national league that operates in the Fourth Division of the U.S. Soccer Pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL is the fastest growing soccer league in North America, operating in 80+ markets. 
The USL is the largest professional soccer league in the United States and Canada, and the world with 29 teams in 19 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The USL has more than doubled in size since 2014 and built a stable, highly competitive professional soccer league on a national footprint with strong local ownership groups in major markets positioned for long-term success. The USL is the longest-standing professional affiliate member of U.S. Soccer.
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