Los Angeles Legends News Release
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The ownership of the Los Angeles Storm Premier Development League team announced today the finalization of a merger of two local youth clubs in the area Glendora FC and FC Stampede with the PDL and its new sister W-League side, forging the newly-named Los Angeles Legends Football Club.
After two years of competing in the USL and now the addition of the W-League franchise, the ownership felt it is important to take the next step towards their vision for a true soccer development program. The Los Angeles Legends PDL and W-League franchises will serve as the peak of the development pyramid for the newly formed Legends Football Club. Both GFC & Stampede have operated successfully for the past six years and agreed that joining forces together would be the best for everybody in the area.
“We are excited for the new name and the new direction,” said Los Angeles Legends President Josh Hodges.“Change is good and I believe this will be a change that will allow us to have a great foundation to grow even more in the future.”
The partnership will have the Legends program fielding 50 or more competitive boys and girls teams, a year-round soccer academy, and many other supporting programs. In addition to having all of the teams and programs, the PDL and W-League franchises will make the Los Angeles Legends one of the most unique soccer clubs in the Southern California area.
“We are excited about the opportunities that Legends FC will open up for our players, teams, members, and staff,” said Legends FC Director of Coaching Billy Bizzarro. “The USL teams will be a great focal point for our players to aspire to play at some day.”
The Los Angeles Legends PDL and W-League teams will continue to play at Citrus College Stadium which seats 10,000. There are five scheduled double headers for this upcoming 2008 season. The players, coaching staff, and new website will be announced soon.
For more information on the Los Angeles Legends, we will be having a formal presentation on Thursday, January 31, 2008. The event will kick off at 7:00 p.m. at the Diamond Bar Center. The address is 1600 S. Grand Ave, Diamond Bar CA 91765.