The Michigan Chill will begin their inaugural season in the Women’s Premier Soccer League this summer. The team draws players from around the world and local universities. The Chill does not pay its players, but Coach Jorge Eufracio wants to help them achieve their goals and take steps into professional leagues. “We were going to be a development team… We might have to sacrifice some games and we might have to lose games in order to make sure these players are playing the best soccer that they should be,” he said.
Eufracio hopes for high competitive and fun environment for kids and family. The men’s minor league team Lansing United began in 2014 and now draws about 1000 fans to each game. “We cannot be just men supporting men or women supporting women. The game is soccer,” Eufracio said.