North American Soccer League Unveils OKC Franchise

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The North American Soccer League unveiled its Oklahoma City franchise on Tuesday, November 10, at Yukon High School.

Rayo OKC is the name of the team that will compete in the NASL starting in the spring of 2016.

The team name comes from its partnership with Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, a Spanish professional team in La Liga that owns a majority interest in the team.

“Our launch of Rayo OKC is another groundbreaking addition to the international soccer community,” said NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson. “The club’s unique partnership with Rayo Vallecano de Madrid highlights the global nature of the game and the global vision of the league. Rayo OKC will be the first American club able to take advantage of the expertise of La Liga to identify top players and build its roster accordingly.”