A local soccer camp, coached by an ex-Division 1 college soccer player named Chris Essman, highlights how the sport continues to grow in Missoula.
According to Essman, Missoula Strikers is a premier soccer club in the state, as well as the region.
He says the Strikers' young coaching staff and competent management helps the athletes develop high-level skills.
Recent developments in Missoula have put the city on an even larger map for competing regionally.
"The notoriety that the Fort Missoula Regional Park brings in the form of hosting competitive regional soccer tournaments will only help the program continue to grow," Essman said.