Earlier this week Virginia Beach City FC announced that the team in place will be upgraded from a semi-professional men's soccer team to a professional team in the National Premier Soccer League.
The team joins the Richmond Kickers and Loudoun United in 2019 as the only few Virginia teams to compete on a national stage.
This is GREAT! Haven't the citizens of Hampton Roads been begging for a professional sports for years? FOR DECADES?!? Now you have a new pro team to root for! Sure it's for a league that you've probably never heard of. Sure that league is, according to Wikipedia, a fourth tier league in American soccer. And sure soccer is only the fourth most popular sport in America, but hey! It's still a professional team!