Las Vegas Lights introduce first head coach
Tuesday the Las Vegas Lights FC will officially introduce the franchise's first head coach, José Luis Sánchez Solá.
The 58-year-old from Mexico is known as vibrant and fiery, and comes to Las Vegas with coaching experience in several professional soccer leagues..
Transcript: Las Vegas Lights introduce first head coach
lights football club calls him bold.. unapolagetic.. and the perfect fit for our city. ((denise valdez)) >> jos luis snchez sol will serve as the first head coach entering the team's inaugural season. 8 sports now's kevaney martin gives us a closer look at the new face of las vegas soccer. ((kevaney martin)) >> first it was actually getting a pro soccer team here in las vegas...once that was accomplished it was onto naming the team and picking out a logo...check and check....and then today came the next step for las vegas lights fc... introducing the club's first head coach (("please help me to welcome out first head coach for las vegas lights fcjose luis sanchez sola and brett lash.")) ((kevaney martin)) >> the team introduced jose luis sanchez sola better known as chelis as the face of their club today... chelis it one of the most recognizable personalities in mexican soccer...among the many other qualificaions a big reason for the hire was that he was totally sold on the style of play the lights will bring to the pitch (("i beleive that soccer is more fun when it is an attacking style of play... i think soccer is more fun when there is lots of goals scoredi think soccer is more fun when we have coaches embrace that this is entertainment and we are here to entertain the fans in addition to winning. this is an individual that fully embraces what we want to do.")) ((kevaney martin)) >> brett lashbrook went on to compare the style of play to how the runnin' rebels played under jerry tarkanian...and that worked out nicley for them with a national championship in 1990. ((kevaney martin)) >> so if you want a chance to meet chelis the team has actually set up a meet and greet tonight at the gold spike in downtown las vegas... ((denise valdez)) >> and there's more big news in las vegas soccer today? ((kevaney martin)) >> yeah, clark county officials are actually in houston making a bid to host the 20-26 fifa world cup-- it's the most popular sporting event in the world. if vegas is picked.. the city plans to use the future raiders stadium as the potential site. right now, there are 32 cities in the u-s being considered.. and a decision is expected by june./// ((dave courvoisier)) >>> thanks, kevaney.
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