By CHRIS HELLMANN
Since the FIFA World Cup 1994 was held in the United States, soccer has been on the rise in the country of unlimited opportunities.
There are more soccer clubs opening all over the country because so many kids want to play.
One of the newest teams is the Palm Beach Suns, who will now belong to the Premier Development League (PDL).
The PDL is one of the only leagues that allows college students to play over summer and compete at the highest amateur level without losing their college eligibility.
The Palm Beach Suns will be located in Boca this upcoming season. The opening of the Palm Beach Suns is another bonus for the outstanding work of the Sunshine State Conference.
“The Palm Beach Suns are a new franchise that is opening up in a hot bed of soccer talent in South Florida,” said Anthony Desperito, Lynn Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach.
The Palm Beach Suns are filling a gap of semi-professional soccer in Palm Beach County. Another interesting fact about this team is that they might want to use Lynn’s Bobby Campbell Stadium as their home stadium. The Fighting Knights men’s team was unbeaten in the first ever season played at the Bobby Campbell Stadium.
The combination of being located in Boca Raton and potentially using Lynn’s stadium obviously makes the Suns even more lucrative for Lynn players to play over summer.
Some student athletes would love to play for the Suns in the upcoming summer.
“The Suns are looking forward to the future of stepping into the professional ranks,” said Desperito. “Also they want to provide competition and rivalry for Orlando City FC.”
The Suns will also provide a high level of soccer for Boca Raton and Palm Beach County citizens over summer as an event for everyone.