The Orlando Sentinel is announcing the launch of ProSoccerUSA.com, a new national website devoted to Major League Soccer news, analysis and commentary.
Building on the extensive coverage the Sentinel has provided for its local MLS team – Orlando City SC –ProSoccerUSA.com will extend that comprehensive approach to the entire league.
A beta version of the site is now live, launched in time for coverage of the MLS Player Combine being held at Orlando City Stadium through Jan. 17. ProSoccerUSA.com will have reporters at the combine each day to produce original content.
“No one really does what we do at the moment,” said website editor Alicia DelGallo, formerly the Sentinel’s Orlando City beat reporter. “With the growth of Major League Soccer in the last decade and its projected growth for the future, there is no better time for a sports news site like ProSoccerUSA.com.
“We invite you take a look around and get familiar with some of the website’s features ahead of the official launch in February.”
The site will continue to grow and evolve as the March 3 kickoff to the 2018 MLS season approaches. Plans call for hiring writers in MLS team cities to contribute stories, videos and photos to the new website. Plans also call to eventually add coverage of the women’s NWSL, the USL and other North American pro leagues.
The Sentinel will also be transitioning its Orlando City coverage from OrlandoSentinel.com to ProSoccerUSA.com. Why create a website devoted to Major League Soccer?
Plenty of news organizations dedicate coverage to the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and even college sports, but few offer in-depth coverage of MLS. Those that do cover soccer often favor powerhouse leagues overseas over the home-grown U.S. League.
ProSoccerUSA.com will fill that gap, delivering MLS news like no one else. Its network of writers will provide breaking news, insider updates on your favorite team, thought-provoking analysis, exclusive video and more.
“The league is growing, its fan bases are growing and their thirst for independent news sources is growing as well,” DelGallo said. “That’s where we come in.”