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Las Vegas Lights FC Announces Worldwide Search for “Most Interesting Player in the World”

By Lights FC Communications, 12/07/18, 9:00AM PST


Coach Eric Wynalda to “Think Big” in Player Evaluations; Open Tryouts Set for December 15th in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Lights FC, known as “The Most Interesting Team in America”, announced today they are reserving a spot on its roster for “the Most Interesting Player in the World.”  The Club desires to find this player as part of Lights FC’s open tryout on Saturday, December 15th at Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas.

“No other team in history is doing as exhaustive of search for new players as Lights FC.  I am ready to sign whoever can help this club -- no matter if that is Ronald McDonald, Tony the Tiger, Colonel Sanders or the next Messi & Ronaldo.  If someone can help us win games then I want to see them tryout on December 15th,” said new Lights FC manager Eric Wynalda, the three-time World Cup star of the U.S. Men’s National Team.  “I believe there are countless players around the world with interesting attributes that have been overlooked for decades by soccer coaches -- and I’m going to convince one of them to move to Las Vegas.  And believe me, I won’t be afraid to put them them in a game!”

The search for the “most interesting player in the world” is the latest Lights FC’s initiative to disrupt conventional sports in the most Las Vegas way possible.  In their inaugural season, some of the club’s more outlandish innovations included:

  • Featured Dotty and Dolly, two live llamas, as on-field mascots
  • Incorporated a smiley-face emoji on the inside of team jerseys for goal celebrations
  • Dropped $5,000 from a helicopter as a halftime promotion featured on SportsCenter
  • Awarded $100 casino chips on-field to players for big wins
  • Debuted new jerseys via body painting players
  • Invited a DJ into the locker room for pre-game inspiration to players
  • Integrated live, in-game sports betting into the stadium and in the groundbreaking #BetCast live television game broadcast

“As part of our goal to become the next great American soccer success story, Lights FC is constantly seeking big ideas with like-minded people.  We live in a one of a kind city -- and our team doesn’t do ordinary,” said team owner Brett Lashbrook. “Coach Wynalda wants to find great new players -- and we are committed to helping him however needed.   In fact, we’re prepared to break soccer’s gender barrier if Miss Chiquita, Flo from Progressive or the Wendy’s Girl emerges from our tryout. Our club has no boundaries in our thinking. Don’t underestimate our desire to find the most interesting player ever!”

Any individuals who believe they have what it takes to be the “most interesting player in the world” are encouraged to register at or e-mail [email protected]  To date, more than 150 players have already registered for the tryout.



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