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Behind the Announcement: Greenville, South Carolina

By AARON CRANFORD - aaron.cranford@uslsoccer.com, 03/15/18, 12:30PM EDT

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A detailed look at Greenville Pro Soccer's official unveiling

GREENVILLE, SC – USL Division III unveiled Greenville, South Carolina, as its third founding member on Tuesday, and DIII officials were there to capture the excitement and the behind-the-scenes efforts to make the celebration an unforgettable one.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Greenville Pro Soccer's official unveiling:


League executives fly through Atlanta, Georgia, before arriving in Greenville, South Carolina.


USL Division III officials explore downtown Greenville on Monday.


USL DIII Vice President Steven Short (right) speaks to the Greenville Pro Soccer team, including Vice Chairman Doug Erwin (left), during Monday's walkthrough of the press conference.


USL Corporate Operations & Events Director Jo Dragotta (right) works with AVL Solutions during the stream test on Monday evening to ensure quality video production for the event.


A list of speakers will be provided to all in attendance.


Last-minute preparations are made the morning of the press conference.


Media, guests and speakers, including Greenville Chamber President/CEO Carlos Phillips (left), talk ahead the 11 a.m. ET press conference.


A jersey is set to be awarded to Greenville Pro Soccer during the event.


American Outlaws Greenville Chapter leaders arrive to celebrate Greenville Pro Soccer's arrival.


The event begins with Phillips welcoming the crowd before introducing Short.


On behalf of the league, Short officially names Greenville as the third founding member of the league. Greenville Pro Soccer joins South Georgia Tormenta FC and FC Tucson as teams announced in 2018.


Chris Lewis, who was named President of Greenville Pro Soccer, speaks to local media about bringing a professional soccer team to the Upstate.


Greenville Pro Soccer meets the American Outlaws Greenville Chapter following the announcement.


League executives tour Greenville on Tuesday night before returning to Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday.

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