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Indoor Seattle Impact FC will be introduced next week; MASL team will play at Kent's ShoWare Center

ImpactCrestWe had written about this team before, when they were planning to operate under the name "Stars." Here's the latest from the club:

Seattle Impact FC has joined the Major Arena Soccer League, a24-team Arena Soccer league with teams in the US and Mexico, and will play their inaugural season at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. The official announcement will be made at the ShoWare Center Club Lounge at: 625 W James St, Kent, WA 98032 on July 8th. Press conference is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM.

Bellevue, Wash, native and Seattle Pacific University Alumni, Dion Earl is the sole-owner of the Seattle Impact FC. Earl brings over 10 years of business experience and financial stability.

“My dreams of bringing a professional indoor soccer team to Seattle have become true.” Said Earl when reached for comment at his Kent home. When asked why he wanted to start a franchise now Earl is quoted as saying “The time is right, with the great work that the Sounders do, coupled with the excitement of The World Cup, it just feels like the right time for us. We were able to work with the ShoWare Center management team and secure a lease with a world-class facility; doing that was the last piece of the puzzle. We are excited for this opportunity.”

An announcement about the coaching staff and administrative team will be made available during the press conference. Open tryouts will be held at the ShoWare Center on July 19th and July 20th from 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM with both days being mandatory. Register by sending an email to:gm@seattleimpactfc.com. Team schedules and the league’s playoff format will be released in early September.

About Seattle Impact FCThe Seattle Impact FC is a member of the 24-team Major Arena Soccer League, a newly formedleague with teams in both the United States and Mexico. Games will be played at the ShoWareCenter in Kent - a state of the art entertainment facility and home to the Seattle Thunderbirds ofthe Western Hockey League.

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