Tryouts Announced for Newly Merged Soccer Powerhouse, Metro Alliance FC


O’Fallon, Illinois - Metro Alliance FC, the new soccer club formed by merging O’Fallon Kixx and Metro East Legacy, announced tryouts will begin on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Metro Alliance FC will be headquartered at the O’Fallon Family Sports Park and Belle Clair Soccer Park.

“We are so excited that Metro Alliance has taken the first step to becoming a youth soccer powerhouse in Southern Illinois,” said Mayor Herb Roach. “We are looking forward to the long-term relationship of this merged club and the opportunities that it will provide to the youth of O’Fallon and the surrounding communities. We are also working closely with this new club to shape a long-term agreement that will benefit not only youth sports, but also the residents, businesses, and visitors of O’Fallon.”

The Metro Alliance FC is a new club formed by the merger of O’Fallon KIXX and Metro East Legacy. The mission of the club is to promote the development of youth in the game of soccer, providing opportunities to maximize their skills through training, teamwork and competition at the highest level while inspiring and empowering each player to elevate their potential in the game and in life.

“Interest in soccer continues to grow throughout America. With a new Major League Soccer expansion franchise gearing up for play just across the river in Missouri, we expect youth interest in soccer to be at an all-time high in Southern Illinois over the next several years,” said Chris Lashley, President, Metro Alliance FC. “As a former soccer player, I can attest to the fact that the game helps to build self-esteem and self-confidence while also instilling the values of respect, responsibility, and good sportsmanship. I’m excited to work hand-in-hand with Mayor Roach, the O’Fallon City Council, and others to maximize the value of the sport not only for our residents but for businesses and visitors of the area, as well.”

For more information on Metro Alliance FC, including information on dates and times of tryouts, visit

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