There's a new I-65 rivalry coming to the Ohio Valley!
November 21, 2019
The Lexington Landsharks are the third Founding Member club to commit to playing in the inaugural 2020 season of the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL). The Landsharks are led by the Head of Operations Jimmy Rue, Head of Coaching and Player Development Mike Donnelly, and the Director of Marketing and Player Relations Daniel David. As a club, the Landsharks build from an extremely local player pool that brings pride to the city of Lexington.
With their entry into the OVPL, the Landsharks could be the first team to ever play in the US Open Cup from Lexington and the first team ever in the modern era of the Cup (1994) that comes from an open division in the state of Kentucky. It has been since 1993 since an amateur team from Kentucky has won a match in the US Open Cup. The Louisville Soccer Alliance has long been the lone entrant from the Bluegrass State.
Through the year, the Landsharks train at Next Level Lexington. During the OVPL, home matches will be at the Transylvania Athletic Complex.
About the Lexington Landsharks
The Landsharks are Lexington, Kentucky’s premier soccer team for adult amateurs. A dedicated staff and qualified staff provide an elite training environment for aspiring professional players in Lexington. The club helped three players develop to earn a spot on the first-ever FC Cincinnati USSDA teams.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the tri-state (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) region. Player development is a central focus of the League, as the League strives to promote the region at a national level.
The OVPL seeks to grow the game of soccer in the region by providing a highly-competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and provides access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation’s longest running tournament.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.