Jan 23, 2013

NASL Virginia franchise name unvailing set for Feb. 6

Soccer legend Harkes, NBC Sports’ Thaler introduce newest NASL franchise

Ashburn, VA – January 23, 2013 – While NASL Virginia’s wildly successful Kick The Vote ’13 campaign continues, and the battle between potential names Cavalry, Dominion and Stallions rages on, the organization has announced the location and star-studded lineup for the Team Name Unveiling on February 6, 2013.
The event, to coincide with a viewing party of the U.S. Men’s National Team Qualifier versus Honduras, will be held at Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling, Virginia, and will feature Russ Thaler of NBC Sports as our emcee and John Harkes as our special guest.
Thaler is the Studio Host for MLS on NBC and NBC Sports Network and has covered soccer in America for a dozen years.  Harkes is a legendary name in the soccer world, a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame and has played in England, the U.S. and on numerous World Cup teams; John also resides in Northern Virginia. 
NASL Virginia
Emcee: Russ Thaler
Special Guest: John Harkes
Team Name Unveiling
U.S. Men's National Team Viewing Party
Bungalow Lakehouse
46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA 20165
Wednesday, February 6
Event begins: 3:30 pm
Kickoff: 4:00 pm
Name Unveiling: Approximately 5:50 pm
The Bungalow Lakehouse (for directions click here) is clearly working to become the go-to bar for soccer fans across Northern Virginia.  Bungalow Lake House has 96 tap heads in 3 bars with over 44 state-of-the-art video flat screens and the largest big screen in Northern Virginia at 19 feet! They also offer gourmet food from Chef Jason Maddens.
NASL Virginia’s Kick The Vote ’13 contest is presented by Edelman Financial Services, the Buffalo Wing Factory & Pub, Mountcastle Plastic Surgery and Sonak Family Chiropractic.
This unveiling will culminate an amazing campaign as NASL Virginia has fielded thousands of submissions from across Virginia, the D.C. metro area and around the world, made via NASLVirginia.com, Facebook.com/NASLVirginia, through Twitter @NASLVirginia and #KickTheVote13 and our unique iPhone app.
“We can’t wait to share our new identity and brand with our growing and rabid fan base,” said VIP Sports & Entertainment founder and CEO Bob Farren. “The event is going to be special as we cheer on the U.S. team and are joined by great soccer names like John Harkes and Russ Thaler. This is just the start of many great nights for our franchise.”