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Las Vegas Mobsters to join USL

The USL Premier Development League have added a new franchise to the competition for the 2014 season.

The Las Vegas Mobsters will join the fourth division league next year and will compete in the Western Conference, playing 14-game season with home games at the 2,500-capacity Peter Johann Memorial Field on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

The Mobsters are owned and operated by Las Vegas attorneys Geoffrey Hawkins and Martin Melendrez and will represent the highest level of pro soccer in Nevada.

"The addition of Las Vegas is another important step for the PDL as its profile continues to grow throughout the southwest," USL president Tim Holt said in a statement.

"With established clubs in Arizona, California and Utah, a Nevada-based club allows for further regionalization of a conference that already features some of the most competitive teams in the PDL."

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