The have been rumors of Carmelo Anthony's interest in bringing the North American Soccer League beck to Puerto Rico for several months, and according to reports on Wednesday, those rumors are about to become reality. The New York Knicks' star will reportedly introduce Puerto Rico FC to the public at some point today, in Bayamon.
Originally, it was believed that Anthony was trying to revive the Puerto Rico Islanders, who haven't played since 2012 due to financial issues. The new club is planning to play their home matches at Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, which was home to the Islanders until they ceased operations. It's a 12,500 seat facility originally built for baseball, but was renovated to make it a soccer specific stadium in 2012, at a cost of about $7 million.
There are still reportedly issues to be resolved with both the FPF and ownership of the Islanders before the new club can begin play.