Professional Soccer

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Country music superstar Carrie Underwood will perform at EverBank Field on July 26, marking the official unveiling of the stadium's new, world-record setting video scoreboards.

Jacksonville Armada Football Club

The North American Soccer League team will be called the Jacksonville Armada Football Club, giving recognition to the area’s rich Hispanic heritage and strong military connection.

At a press conference at the Jacksonville Landing Tuesday morning, team President Steve Livingstone said he and his partners wanted to bring a professional team here because there's a strong soccer community on the First Coast.

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From Bills vs. Jags to the Heisman Trophy, Cole Pepper joined Melissa Ross on Monday for the First Coast sports wrap.

City of Jacksonville - NASL

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."