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Lansing United to join NPSL in 2014

PUBLISHED ON: November 06, 2013

It’s not just a name, it’s a philosophy.

After the name was suggested multiple times in an online fan contest, owner and CEO Jeremy Sampson knew this was exactly the message he wanted out there.

“Lansing United” will take the field in the spring of 2014, joining the Great Lakes Conference of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL).

The logo was designed by Lansing creative studio Traction, and features elements key to the philosophy Sampson wants to deliver.

“I want to thank Camron Gnass for assisting us,” said Sampson.  “The look is not only classy, it speaks to the values we want this team to follow – Pride, Passion, and Unity.”

Eight entries in the contest suggested the name, and each was recognized on Wednesday by the franchise.  The winners will all receive two season tickets, an autographed ball, and a jersey to be presented at the home opener in the spring.

Lansing United has already done their part in growing the game by have formed a partnership with Michigan’s Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), an organization that serves 23 local communities with youth soccer programs. The goal is to have these communities come together to support the team in Lansing.

The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL is the fastest-growing national soccer league in the U.S., operating in 60+ markets across the country.  Two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, operate U-23 squads in the NPSL.

Lansing United will begin play in the NPSL Great Lakes Conference for the 2014 season.  Fans can stay updated by visiting or following on Facebook (soccerinlansing) and Twitter (@soccerinlansing).