The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Inter Nashville FC (Nashville, TN) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will compete in the South Region’s Southeast Conference.
“The NPSL is thrilled to continue in Nashville, Tennessee,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone commented. “The NPSL’s Southeast Conference has strong regional rivalries, and we look forward to working with Pedro, Richard, and Jomo as new members.”
Inter Nashville FC is led by Pedro Reyes, Richard Askey, and Jomo Cromwell.
Reyes is a successful businessman in Nashville and is the founder of the International Indoor Soccer Complex. He also formed a TSSA youth travel soccer club called International Soccer Club. Reyes is the Majority Owner and President of Inter Nashville FC.
Askey served as Assistant Coach and Head Coach for the Nashville Metros (2004-2009) and Assistant Coach at Nashville FC (2015-2016). Askey is the Minority Owner, General Manager, and Head Coach of Inter Nashville FC.
Cromwell has worked for both Rocket City United and Nashville Metros and brings a wealth of contacts and knowledge to the organization.
“We want to be competitive in the conference and create an exciting and hard-working team for the whole of Nashville to get behind,” Askey added. “We will bring passionate fans and a professionally-run organization to the NPSL.”
The International Indoor Soccer Complex (IISC), based in Antioch, TN, will serve as the club’s home venue. The IISC has three full-size grass fields with lights, one stadium turf field with lights, three indoor fields, a club pro shop, and a restaurant. The complex was started in 2012, beginning with outdoor fields, and the indoor facility was completed in 2014. A new indoor futsal complex is currently under construction.
“The local competition and being able to have our fans travel to away games is huge for us,” Askey concluded. “We also align with the NPSL values of inclusion and spreading the world’s game.”