Baltimore soccer fans,
First off, thank you for the support thus far, as we have received a great initial response and support following our announcement yesterday!
Given some feedback from our fans, we'd like to answer several questions.
Pro Team League?
The Baltimore Kings Pro Team will begin play in 2017 as an Independent, allowing us to play teams across all domestic and international leagues.
As posted yesterday, in Baltimore's history, there have been over 20 failed professional soccer clubs. Professional soccer leagues in the United States currently do not allow for promotion and relegation among teams. Even in years immediately after winning a championship, clubs have folded. Unlike other league systems around the world, winning does not ensure longevity. We will take a conservative, controlled, and personal approach to win one supporter at a time and build a successful professional soccer club in Charm City.
Our Independent status is not necessarily permanent, as our approach requires checkpoints along the way to the final destination.
Where will the Pro Team play?
We have been conducting research in Baltimore to help determine the viability of different locations throughout Greater Baltimore to be the future home for the Baltimore Kings Pro Team. Previous professional teams have played in the city, Catonsville, Essex, Dundalk, Owings Mills, and Northern Anne Arundel County. Economic, demographic, and interest factors from different locations will be accessed in making our decision.
Pro Team & U-23 Tryouts?
Although the Pro Team will not begin play until 2017, our U-23 Team will begin play in the Summer of 2016. We also have competitive teams that enter cash-prize tournaments and recreational teams for men and women under the name Mobtown FC (See Below).
Players on the U-23 Team will not be paid, thus retaining their NCAA eligibility. The U-23 Team will utilize collegiate players home for summer as well as elite amateur players with professional aspirations.
More information regarding our U-23 Winter Open Tryouts will be released later this week.
Until then, all interested players are asked to fill out a Contact Form by following this link.
The Baltimore Kings will operate competitive and recreational men's and women's teams under the name Mobtown FC. Mobtown FC will meet throughout the week and is open to players of all skill-levels. Players will be selected from this player pool to field teams to enter local cash-prize and recreational tournaments. If a Mobtown FC player stands out to Baltimore Kings' staff, they will have the opportunity to trial and train with the U-23 and Pro Teams.
All interested players are asked to fill out a Contact Form by following this link.
We are grateful that Charm City has been so receptive and embraced our vision. We will also be announcing several "Meet & Greets" with Baltimore Kings executives in the upcoming weeks.
Baltimore Kings Pro Soccer Club is a new pro soccer club in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2015, the club is operated by Baltimore Pro Soccer, LLC. The club is home to teams and year-round soccer programs for players of all ages and skill-levels.