As we approach the season of gratitude, the USL Arkansas team has taken a moment to reflect on the journey so far and share what they are thankful for. The formation of a soccer team is much like a community coming together – it’s about unity, perseverance, and shared goals. Here’s what Chris Martinovic, Warren Smith, and Wes Harris had to say:
Chris Martinovic, Co-Founder: “I’m incredibly thankful for the chance to bring professional soccer to Northwest Arkansas. Seeing the community come together, sharing their excitement and ideas, has been a humbling experience. The passion for the sport here is palpable, and I am grateful for every story, every suggestion, and every moment of support we’ve received. We are merely the stewards of this team, ensuring it reflects the spirit and aspirations of the community it represents.”
Warren Smith, Co-Founder: “This Thanksgiving, I am most grateful for the community that has embraced our vision for USL Arkansas with open arms. Every handshake, every conversation, and every bit of encouragement fuels our commitment to make this team a source of pride for the region. We’re not just building a team; we’re nurturing a legacy that generations of fans will enjoy.”
Wes Harris, Managing Director: “The journey to establish USL Arkansas has been nothing short of inspiring. I am thankful for the tireless efforts of everyone involved, from the youngest soccer enthusiasts to the most seasoned professionals who are guiding our path. Our community’s involvement has been the heartbeat of this venture, and it is something I am profoundly grateful for every single day.”
As the team continues to grow and take shape, the USL Arkansas family is united in their thanks for the opportunity to contribute to the sporting landscape of Northwest Arkansas. This Thanksgiving, they look forward to the traditions that will be created and the memories that will be made, both on and off the pitch.
USL Arkansas is more than just a team; it’s a testament to the power of community, the love of the game, and the spirit of togetherness. This holiday season, we invite you to join us in gratitude and anticipation for all the great things that are yet to come.