Saturday figures to be a night of high emotions for the Fresno Fuego. The Premier Development League team hosts its opener against Burlingame at 7:30 p.m. at Chukchansi Park. It’s a young, but bitter rivalry in the PDL’s Southwest Division with Burlingame assuming the role of top dragon after joining the league in 2015. The Dragons lead the series 5-1-1, their latest win eliminating the Fuego in the first round of the 2016 playoffs. The wounds from the extra-time upset are still healing.
Pro soccer is coming to Fresno. The United Soccer League confirmed that it has approved an expansion franchise to begin play in 2018, bringing pro soccer to central California in what also is a World Cup year. “The USL is thrilled to be in the final stages of launching a new club in Fresno, as part of the league’s broader expansion efforts in the West,” league officials said in an email this week.
The Fresno Fuego is ready for a busy summer of fútbol, which gets underway this weekend. It all begins Saturday with the Premier Development League season opener against the Burlingame Dragons at Chukchansi Park. Four days later, the Fuego will host La Máquina FC in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup. The Fuego will tap their resources from a 31-player pool that still has room to add a few more, according to general manager Jeremy Schultz.
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