TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Super League is thrilled to confirm today that it will compete at the highest level for professional women’s soccer in the United States, following the U.S. Soccer Federation’s approval of its Division One sanctioning application.
This decision aligns with the league’s commitment to the highest operational standards in bringing professional women’s soccer closer to home for more players, more fans, and more communities across the United States.
“This is a tremendous moment for the USL Super League and for women’s sports,” said USL Super League President Amanda Vandervort. “Receiving Division One sanctioning further showcases the work that our ownership groups, our clubs, and the league are doing to create a professional environment for top-level talent to compete. This is a crucial step toward realizing our vision to be a global leader in women’s soccer on and off the field. We cannot wait to see our clubs take the field when we kick off in August 2024.”
“Congratulations to the USL Super League on receiving its sanctioning as a Division One professional women’s soccer league,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “The USL Super League is looking to grow the women’s game and to expand the opportunities for women to compete at the highest professional level. As with all our professional leagues, we look forward to collaborating with the USL Super League and extend our best wishes to the clubs as they gear up for the upcoming season this August.”
The USL Super League’s 2024/25 inaugural season will kick off in August with clubs in eight markets across the United States, including a newly announced team in Brooklyn, N.Y. The full field of teams for the inaugural season includes:
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Announced today, Super League Brooklyn brings professional women’s soccer to one of the world’s most influential cultural centers. The team is affiliated with Brooklyn Football Club, led by local businessman Matt Rizzetta and North Sixth Group, which has interests in professional soccer clubs in Europe and the United States; and will play its home matches at Maimonides Park in iconic Coney Island.
Carolina – Based in Charlotte, N.C., Super League Carolina will play its home matches in American Legion Memorial Stadium. The club has named Philip Poole, former goalkeeper coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team, as head coach.
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas – Super League Dallas/Fort Worth…