The incoming United Soccer League team based in Austin, Texas, has thrown their hat in the rain with hopes of signing Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, onto their team.
This means that the Central Coast Mariners in Australia could face stiff competition for the Jamaican sprint king’s services.
The United Soccer League team in Austin is keen to use Bolt’s high profile for a publicity boost as they prepare to enter the second tier of American soccer next year.
The Texas-based club is due to announce their name, colours, coach and several players next Friday.
According to the Statesman, the local newspaper in Austin, the franchise has been in discussions with Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms for several months.
However, Central Coast still appears to have the inside running according to comments from the USL team’s general manager Roberto Silva – but that could change in the coming days.