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New Loudoun pro soccer team to be called Virginia Cavalry FC

The new name, but not the logo, of the new minor league soccer team in Ashburn, to begin play next year. Actual location of games is TBD. (Virginia Cavalry FC/VCFC)

The Cavalry name was selected after thousands of public submissions were narrowed to three: the Cavalry, the Stallions and the Dominion. The State of NoVa readership’s suggestions of the Mountain Lions, Chivas Loudoun and Sporting Delgaudio were rudely rejected.

The Cavalry were awarded a franchise to play in the North American Soccer League, heir to the once great NASL brand, but now a minor league, the division in American soccer below Major League Soccer. The question of whether or not VIP can get approval and get a 5,500-seat stadium built by next year at the corner of Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway is up for debate, but presumably the Cavalry could charge in temporary fields of honor until a permanent battleground is built. It’s the historic first spree of bad Cavalry puns, right there!

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.
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