The NASL Board of Governors awarded new franchises on Thursday to Jacksonville and Oklahoma City. The franchise will begin play in 2015.
"This is an exciting day for soccer fans in Jacksonville and throughout Northeast Florida,” says Mark Frisch, the owner of the Jacksonville franchise through his company, Sunshine Soccer Group. “The growth of soccer in our area the past few years is impressive. We look forward to working with our soccer community to further the growth of the sport."