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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Cedar Rapids will be the newest member of the Major Arena Soccer League for the 2015-16 season.

The announcement was made Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

“It is great for our league to bring in such a committed group of owners, who have also found success at building a professional sports franchise,” Kevin Milliken, MASL President of Expansion said in a press release. “This group has seen success on the football field, and we believe they will be successful with arena soccer as well. And, it will be great to have another rival for our teams in the Midwest.”

The team will play its home games at the U.S. Cellular Center. 

Its name has yet to be determined.  Owners announced that will be decided as part of a "name the team" contest.  Details on how to submit entries can be found at www.crprosoccer.com.

The addition of Cedar Rapids makes 24 teams in the MASL for the 2015-16 season.  The league's 20-game regular season will start on Nov. 1, 2015 and is scheduled to end on Feb. 28, 2016.  More details on the upcoming season will be announced soon.

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