The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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January 30, 2014

Pro soccer announcement on tap in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. — Details about a new pro soccer team that will play in Joplin will be announced on Friday. A 2 p.m. press conference has been scheduled at City Hall with city officials and Chris Hanlon, the founder and director of Total Demize Soccer Club.

Total Demize has a team in Springfield that is franchised by the United Soccer League’s Premier Develpment League. It is a third-tier professional league behind Major League Soccer and the USL’s Pro division.

The Demize also has 20 youth soccer teams and last year started one in Joplin. That club is composed of student athletes and plays at the Joplin Athletic Complex.


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