Professional soccer team coming to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The North American Soccer League, part of Division II soccer, announced they will play in San Diego next year.
 
The expansion franchise will play at the University of San Diego's Torero Stadium while team officials scout out potential locations for the privately financed North County Stadium.
 
The team is owned by international soccer stars Demba Ba, Eden Hazard, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sow.
 
 
``One of our goals is to sign players who have a strong passion for the game, who are competitive and love to win...Competition is going to be good for us and for San Diego,'' Ba said.
The NASL has eight franchises that play between April and November and is a notch below Major League Soccer, which is also considering San Diego for their next expansion franchise.
 
NASL has teams based in Edmonton, Alberta; Indianapolis; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; New York; Cary, North Carolina; Bayamon, Puerto Rico; and San Francisco. 
 
Fullerton was also awarded an expansion franchise in May, and is scheduled to play in spring 2018.
 
CNS contributed to this report.
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