LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Great news, sports fans! Football is coming to Little Rock, specifically War Memorial Stadium

The Little Rock Rangers are now officially a part of the National Premiere Soccer League.

The NPSL is the largest national soccer league in the U.S. with more than 80 teams all over the country.

The Rangers will play in the south central region and face teams like the Houston Regals, Joplin Demize, Shreveport Rafters and the Tulsa Athletics to mention just a few.

Home games will all played at War Memorial Stadium.

Some wonder if a state dedicated to its Razorbacks on the gridiron will support the Rangers on the pitch.
Those behind the team say it’s a shot worth taking.

Those who live, eat and breath the game call it the most beautiful sport in the world.

In some countries, it’s a religion, and the players are larger than life.

Despite cold and miserable conditions, nearly 200 players responded to the team’s first of two tryouts at War Memorial Stadium.

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To make the cut, players had to demonstrate stamina, strength, speed, agility and a determination to never give up.

The challenge for managers is to field not only a first team but also a reserve squad without violating league rules.

The Little Rock Rangers will compete in the NPSL southern central region and face at least nine other teams, all within driving distance.

As for packing the stands, some hope over time fans will embrace the Rangers just as much as the Razorbacks.