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La Liga Team becomes major owner of Oklahoma City NASL Franchise

Here is a statement released by Rayo Vellcano on their investment in the Oklahoma City NASL franchise. Looks like the NASL may be in Oklahoma City for the 2016 season.

Rayo Vallecano grows and expands. The historical Vallecas club has become the majority shareholder in the Oklahoma City franchise to be incorporated soon to the NASL (North American Soccer League). The Lightning, after a long period of negotiations that has included numerous trips to the United States, became the first Spanish club to sign an agreement with a soccer franchise,

The Lightning will own most of the team and the rest also will be in the hands of a trusted partner who will work with the entity in the development of a team in a city steeped in years of NBA basketball Oklahoma City, the home of the Thunder , franchise with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka among others. In Rayo entering the Yankee market with a view to the expansion of the club considered essential.

Lightning plans to make the agreement official shortly and explain the details of the commitment to the franchise in Oklahoma City, the state capitol of Oklahoma, a state in south central United States, the Sooner State.

United States is the new market trying to break the Lightning, who already set foot in China. Qbao reached an agreement with all of Vallecas in July 2014 so that their products were announced on their shirts.

Rayo Vallecano de Madrid makes OKC NASL bid



Stephen Cummins and Kevin Cabello scored early goals and Oklahoma City held off a determined second half Fort Worth rally to secure a 2-1 victory Friday night in the NPSL home opener.

Playing through a steady first half downpour, Oklahoma City attacked quickly, with Cummins scoring in the 12th minute and Cabello tallying two minutes later as the home team took a 2-0 lead into intermission.

After being dominated in the opening half, Fort Worth came out of the locker room with a vengeance, putting pressure on Oklahoma City goalkeeper Bryan Byars and finally getting on the board in the 55th minute. But Byars and his teammates help the Vaqueros at bay from that point.

Fort Worth played shorthanded after Tyler Humphrey received his second yellow card at the 63rd minute for protesting a foul call.  Vaqueros coach Mark Snell was also banished in extra time.

Oklahoma City FC Academy men are now 3-0 on the season and will play again Sunday night at Casady School against Tulsa Athletics.  Oklahoma FC Academy women will open the action at 6 p.m. against FC Tulsa Spirit. Tickets for the doubleheader are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.