Published: Apr 23, 2012 12:37 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 23, 2012 2:45 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Premier men's soccer is coming to Southwest Florida with the debut of the Cape Coral Hurricanes.  The U23 Premier men's soccer team has also partnered with the SWFL Soccer Foundation to help local soccer kids.

The Cape Coral Hurricanes club has been in development since 2010, and held tryouts earlier this year to form the 40-man roster.  The team will play a full exhibition season this year, in hopes of joining the United States Soccer Leagues Premeir Development League next year.  USL PDL is the premier men's Under 23 league in the country.  The team is made up of local talent, representing ten different southwest Florida high schools.  But it aslo includes players from around the country and several who international experience.

The team will host it's first Inter squad game at Cape Coral High School, Friday, April 27 at 7:00.  Tickets are only $3.00 and 50% of the profit will be donated to the SWFL Soccer Foundation.  The SWFL Soccer Foundation is a non-profit organization that is supported by the Cape Coral Hurricanes team.  It provides funding to allow underprivileged kids to participate in soccer programs around southwest Florida.

For more information on the Hurricanes, the foundation, and how you can get involved, go to