TAMPA, Fla. (July 24, 2013) – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today it has awarded a franchise to Reading, Pennsylvania, which will begin play in the 2013-2014 season. Full details regarding the expansion team, including the club’s ownership, team name and more, will be announced at a news conference in Reading on Tuesday, July 30th at the Sovereign Center.
"We are very pleased to welcome Reading as a member of the MISL," MISL Senior Director Chris Economides said. "As we grow the MISL into new cities, an addition such as Reading, which will be an excellent regional rival for the Baltimore Blast, strengthens the league’s structure and will bring great entertainment to eastern Pennsylvania."
Reading is the second new franchise set to join the MISL in the 2013-14 season. The club will join the St. Louis Ambush, which was announced in June, as a new addition to the league this November.
"On behalf of SMG and the Berks County Convention Center Authority we are excited to host the MISL Franchise at the Sovereign Center," said Zane Collings, SMG Regional General Manager. "We feel the MISL will bring a new and thrilling sporting event to our patrons and look forward to attracting all the soccer fans from the region to our arena."