US Lower Division News, 2021

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  1. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Normally we'd start threads like this in January, but considering how mess up 2020 has been, I figure let's just move on as soon as we can, right?

    About a month ago, UWS announced the addition of a new Central conference, currently including four teams in the heartland: Gretna Elite Academy (Omaha, NE), KC Courage (Overland Park, KS), Springfield Demize (Springfield, MO), and St. Louis Scott Gallagher (St. Louis, MO). From what I know, the Courgae and Demize are well-known lower-division organizations, with both moving to UWC from WPSL and the Demize having one or two associated men's teams. Scott Gallagher is the youth organization that was formed at the same time as the St. Louis Athletica (WPS) and AC St. Louis (USSFD2) and survived the collapse of both of those other branches of the organization, with Scott Gallagher leadership since involved with St. Louis FC (USLC) and the upcoming St. Louis City FC (MLS). UWS has also seen massive planned growth in their League 2, plus a new team based in SLC,UT joining the first league's West conference.

    I haven't seen much news about 2021 on the WPSL site yet aside from the addition of on NYC-area club that also has a men's (UPSL) team.

    The women's UPSL site has nothing new.

    Not much has happened in Puerto Rico, which everything having been canceled back in August. The league will have a new trophy next year, though! Also, it seems like the women's Sol team was training as recently as last week, maybe for some planned friendlies? The men's Sol team just played against the Houston Dynamo academy the other day.
     
  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    The framing of this announcement is...interesting, to say the least. "Launch"? When the league has had women's competitions multiple times in the past and really failed at making anything stick, or even reporting on it with any regularity? Getting Caligiuri on board is a pretty big deal I guess, but it'll make it an even bigger oops if nothing comes of this.
     
  3. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]
    Women’s Premier Soccer League
    @WPSL

    1h
    ANNOUNCEMENT
    We are excited to announce our newest expansion team, the Chicago Dutch Lions FC.
    Chicago Dutch Lions FC will play their home matches at Blazer Stadium of Addison Trail high school.
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Jeff Kassouf
    @JeffKassouf

    Sweet stadium alert (looking forward to safely being at any stadium again): The Vermont Fusion have added a WPSL team, and they'll play at Applejack Stadium in Manchester, VT (where USL League Two side Black Rock FC will also play). It's an old grandstand in the Green Mountains.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.detcityfc.com/news_article/show/1137555

    DETROIT, Michigan - Detroit City Football Club has announced the addition of a reserve squad to the women’s side for the 2021 season and beyond. The women’s reserve side is set to compete in League Two of United Women’s Soccer.
    The reserve team’s roster will be composed primarily of top players from Detroit City FC’s Youth Affiliates (City, Downriver, Genesee, West).
     
  8. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.frontrowsoccer.com/2021/01/05/a-capital-idea-albany-rush-joins-uws/

    METUCHEN, N.J. – Albany Rush will join United Women’s Soccer in the East Conference this year.
    The Capital District team is the second new organization to be added to the UWS East in the past few weeks, alongside the New Jersey Teamsterz Football Club. The Albany, N.Y.-based club has been in operation since 2016
     
  10. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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