Soccer in Puerto Rico: Existing and Evolving

"I am the minority group. I am from the poor people. I represent the poor people. I represent the common people of America." - Roberto Clemente

Unbeknownst to many in the United States, soccer has quietly evolved in Puerto Rico for the past few years. While Puerto Rico's Triple B's of baseball, basketball and boxing remain the island's most popular sports, soccer has become part of the ever-evolving Puerto Rican culture.

Back in 2008, the Puerto Rico Soccer League (PRSL) was formed. With the inception of the PRSL, Puerto Rico finally had its first unified soccer league in the island's history. Current teams for the PRSL include Mayaquez FC, Sevilla FC, Puerto Rico United, Caguas Huracan, River Plate Puerto Rico and FC Leones.

The 2011 season will be from April to August. In addition, River Plate Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico United and Sevilla FC will be making their inaugural debut in the United Soccer League's Pro Division—the third tier of soccer...

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