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Expansion Teams

See all the teams kicking off in USL League Two for the first time in 2022. Check back as new teams continue to be added!

Heartland Division

Chicago City SC

Chicago, Ill.

Chicago City SC

Chicago City, Ill.

About

Founded in 2013, Chicago City SC prides itself on professionalism, passion and dedication to providing a unique soccer experience within the Chicago community. The club fosters a culture that nurtures intellectual, cultural, social and physical development through soccer while creating an enjoyable, yet challenging environment where players learn to have the confidence to be creative and express themselves freely on and off the field.

What They're Saying

"We have developed and sustained a strong youth program that provides opportunities for all levels of players throughout the area and we are now ready to take that next step in our elite program. Through our new developments of forming Chicago City South and Chicago City West, we are very lucky to be able to bring the best talent together as we now provide the complete elite player pathway for our communities."-Executive Director of Chicago City SC Nick Mulvaney

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Chicago Dutch Lions FC

Chicago, Ill.

Chicago Dutch Lions FC

Chicago City, Ill.

About

Founded in 2020, Chicago Dutch Lions FC is one of nine Dutch Lions soccer clubs in the United States. Through an attractive and dominating style of soccer, the Chicago Dutch Lions strive to bring energy and joy to the community while creating an inclusive environment for all soccer fans to gather in celebration.

What They're Saying

"As the beautiful game of soccer continues to expand in our country, we couldn't be happier to be joining the USL to provide additional opportunities for talented, young women and men in our community and beyond. The new USL W League as well as USL League Two provide a perfect framework for our gateway to professional soccer and we can not wait to bring our European style of football to both leagues."-General Manager of Chicago Dutch Lions Bryan Sutherland

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Minneapolis City SC

Minneapolis, Minn.

Minneapolis City SC

Minneapolis, Minn.

About

Minneapolis City SC was founded in 2015 with the mission of providing local players and coaches a high-profile, high-performance environment to elevate their game. The club prides itself on its people-powered, supporter-driven approach to soccer and values working closely with groups, clubs, and other organizations to do good in the community.

What They're Saying

"USL League Two is everything we want: top clubs, a proven pathway to the pros, and professional leadership," said Dan Hoedeman, co-founder of Minneapolis City SC. "It's the perfect next step for our club as we continue to grow. Our fans and players want the club to compete at the highest level we can and we're excited to make the step up to USL League Two and really challenge ourselves." Club Co-Founder Dan Hoedeman

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Heartland Division

St. Croix SC

Stillwater, Minn.

St. Croix SC

Stillwater, Minn.

About

Since its foundation in 1984, St. Croix SC has served as an elite destination club for players across Minnesota and western Wisconsin, while always honoring its commitment to offering outstanding programming to players in the St. Croix Valley. The club prides itself on introducing the game of soccer to youth of all ages and skill levels with the purpose of providing the opportunity for each player to develop to their full potential.

What They're Saying

"Everyone at St. Croix Soccer Club, from our leadership through our coaching staff, players and families, welcomes the opportunity to join the USL League Two. USL continues to evolve and impress in the league's efforts to form a bridge between the highest levels of youth soccer and professional soccer, and our club and community will benefit immensely from the advent and growth of the new team." -Executive Director Nathan Klonecki

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Mid South Division

AC Houston Sur

Houston, Tx.

AC Houston Sur

Houston, Tx.

About

Founded in 2021, AC Houston Sur was established to provide quality soccer programming for elite athletes in the greater Houston community. The Texas-based club prides itself on its holistic player development model and will use its programming to create growth pathways for athletes in and around the Pearland community.

What They're Saying

“Our values as an organization are expressed in our club motto “Virtus et Honos” (Strength and Honor), which expresses our commitment to the code of conduct of players, staff and officials who represent our organization. We understand our responsibility to the League and to the Pearland community to sustain and grow our reputation with inclusive participation, respect for all and most of all enjoyment by excelling at this standard.”-President of AC Houston Sur Scot Fraser

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LA Krewe FC

Lafayette, La.

LA Krewe FC

Lafayette, La.

About

Louisiana Krewe FC was founded in 2019 with the mission of providing a pathway from amateur grassroots soccer to the professional game for all aspiring young soccer players in the state of Louisiana. The club consciously places emphasis on roots in Louisiana, modeling its on field product and coaching staff off of the state’s diverse melting pot culture, which brings community members from all different backgrounds together to celebrate the game of soccer.

What They're Saying

“When the club was formed, leadership made the commitment to never settle for the status quo. We want to continue growing and being challenged and we feel the move to USL League Two will provide that. League Two will provide a professional pathway that will put our club and soccer in Lafayette, Louisiana in the right direction.”-LA Krewe Head Coach Joan Oliva

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Great Lakes Division

Lansing City Football

Lansing, Mich.

Lansing City Football

Lansing, Mich.

About

Since its inception, the club has operated under the mission of growing the sport of Futsal in Lansing and its surrounding areas by providing a development platform for both youth and professional players to explore careers in the sport. As a result of its success, the Michigan-based club will launch a new part of its programming that will provide athletes in the city of Lansing access to pre-professional careers in soccer through membership in USL League Two.

What They're Saying

“We have been successful in providing a platform for Futsal to flourish in this city. Now, we want to do the same with soccer. We see USL League Two as a platform that will allow us to help build a strong soccer culture in Lansing.” -President & Owner of Lansing City Football Jeremy Klepal

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Midwest United FC

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Midwest United FC

Grand Rapids, Mich.

About

Founded in 1990, Midwest United FC, formerly Grand Rapids Area Soccer Association, was the first youth soccer club in Grand Rapids and has since become one of the Midwest's top clubs for player development. Through its longstanding history in the game, Midwest United FC has worked diligently to make each of its players as successful as possible by providing opportunities for player development and confidence building through an established coaching philosophy and dedicated staff.

What They're Saying

“We are excited to align with USL’s high standards and values and provide the elite level of soccer to our west Michigan community. The league partnership will offer our elite players the complete developmental pathway from entry level to senior level soccer and will offer our Midwest United FC community the opportunity to support their very own team in the summer months. Our goal is that our club will continue to develop high level players that can aspire to represent us at the USL League Two level, as we give back to our community and city. We can’t wait to get onto the field in 2022 to represent Midwest United FC!” -Midwest United FC Director of Coaching Lewis Robinson

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Eastern Conference

Commonwealth Cardinals FC

Fredericksburg, Va.

Commonwealth Cardinals FC

Fredericksburg, Va.

About

Founded in 2021, Commonwealth Cardinals FC was established to provide quality soccer programming to elite athletes in the greater Fredericksburg community. The newly founded club prides itself on its holistic player development model, which centers on an understanding that all athletes have different needs and capabilities within the game. As such, Commonwealth Cardinals FC creates programming that is individualized and tailored to each of its players in an effort to equip its players with the skills needed to reach the next level of their game.

What They're Saying

“The opportunity to bring USL League Two soccer to the fans and players is extremely humbling and we look forward to continuing to help provide a platform for players to reach their "next level". A thank you goes out to all the members of Commonwealth Cardinals FC, the city of Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas of the great Commonwealth of Virginia.” -President & Owner of Commonwealth Cardinals FC Gilberto Baez

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Southern Conference

One Knoxville SC

Knoxville, Tenn.

One Knoxville SC

Knoxville, Tenn.

About

As Knox Pro Soccer gears up for its first USL League Two season in 2022, the club looks forward to finding more ways to use soccer as a unifying force within its community of Knoxville.

What They're Saying

“One Knoxville is a name that is unique, ownable, aspirational, and represents how Knoxville’s broad range of assets, ideas and cultures is stronger together than on their own.”-One Knoxville Partner Mark McComas

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Metropolitan Division

Hudson Valley Hammers

Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Hudson Valley Hammers

Hudson Valley, N.Y..

About

Based in New York, the Hudson Valley Hammers is an initiative led by RB Leipzig midfielder and United States Men’s National Team standout Tyler Adams. The club was founded with the mission of providing Mid-Hudson Valley and its surrounding areas an affordable and enjoyable environment for families in a professional setting while offering players the opportunity to continue to cultivate their talent in a competitive training environment.

What They're Saying

“The Hudson Valley Hammers are dedicated to the growth of soccer at the grassroots level in the Hudson Valley area. Competing in USL League Two will provide the Hammers with the opportunity to introduce young players to the beautiful game by granting access to and promoting awareness of a higher standard of play.”-General Manager of the Hudson Valley Hammers Ray Bramall

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Mid Atlantic Division

Christos FC

Baltimore, Md.

Christos FC

Baltimore, Md.

About

Christos FC was formed by the Haislip brothers in 1997 to compete in the Maryland Major Soccer League. With rapid success, the team was soon launched and quickly grew into a core group of NCAA Division I college players and former professional players. Success is no stranger to Christos FC, who won the USASA Werner Fricker National Open Cup in both 2016 and 2018. The club reached the fourth round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, where it played (and briefly took the lead) against Major League Soccer’s D.C. United.

What They're Saying

"he Christos family couldn’t be more excited about joining USL League Two...This has been a missing piece in Baltimore soccer for a long time. The opportunities this league offers are endless and it will truly benefit the great players in our area."-Christos FC Director of Strategic Partnerships Larry Sancomb

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Northwest Division

Ballard FC

Seattle, Wash.

Ballard FC

Seattle, Wash.

About

Ballard FC was founded in 2021 after many years of hard work, planning and dreaming. As Seattle's first hyper-local soccer club, Ballard FC represents a community within Seattle that has an immense pride of place and a history going back over 100 years when Ballard was once it's own city. With its first kickoff occuring in 2022, Ballard FC will look to the community's past, present, and future to engage, inspire, and capture the energy that makes Ballard such a vibrant and unique place to live, work and play the game of soccer.

What They're Saying

“When we approached the league about joining as an expansion club, they immediately embraced our vision for a hyper-local club that celebrates the pride of Ballard, a neighborhood with a rich history in Seattle. They have provided such genuine support and by joining such a professionally-run organization, we are able to treat our fans, players, coaches, and sponsors with that same level of professionalism that they all deserve.” -Ballard FC Co-Founder Sam Zisette

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Northeast Division

Vermont Green FC

Burlington, Vt.

Vermont Green FC

Burlington, Vt.

About

As a brand-new club, Vermont Green FC prides itself on the mission of using football as a catalyst to uplift the community through social inclusion and environmental stewardship initiatives that honor the unique spirit of Vermont. The club aims to bring a competitive on-field product to its community while also embodying the pride and character of Vermont through its inclusive, impassioned soccer culture.

What They're Saying

"We are pursuing this development through an environmental justice operating framework, which we believe provides us with the best path forward towards fulfilling our vision of an environmentally-sustainable and socially-just world."-Vermont Green co-founder and sustainability lead Keil Corey

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Blackwatch Rush

Albany, N.Y.

Blackwatch Rush

Albany, N.Y.

About

Blackwatch Rush was founded in 2021 after the merger of two successful New York soccer brands. Founded in 1996, the historic Blackwatch Premier teamed up with the renowned New York Rush to create a dynamic soccer program to serve athletes across the Capital region of New York, providing new soccer pathways to players within the region. With programs in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, New York Rush has helped over 250 players compete collegiately while Blackwatch Premier established a historic soccer presence known for its success and progressive approach to the game.

What They're Saying

"Re-entering the USL League Two platform is an exciting time for our elite amateur players in our market as well as the region as a whole. The level and standard of play within the USL League Two will be a great opportunity for our players to grow and compete at a regional and national level."-Steve Freeman, Northeast Rush Academy Director

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Southwest Division

Marin FC

Marin County, Calif.

Marin FC

Marin County, Calif.

About

Marin FC strives to provide an environment that inspires and advances players to the highest levels possible through a culture of integrity, responsibility and commitment in training and competition. The California-based club firmly believes in using the game of soccer as a vehicle to build character and teach life lessons as evidenced by the club’s individual focus on developing its players, its coaches and its community.

What They're Saying

“Distilled, the phrase ‘inspire and advance’ defines everything at Marin FC. Entry into the USL is both inspiring and advancing for our players, coaches and club. We are purpose-building for the league because of our appreciation for the league’s quality, structure and focus. USL League Two is the cauldron for us to temper and excel!” -Marin FC President Evan Cross

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Southeast Division

NONA FC

Orlando, Fla.

NONA FC

Orlando, Fla.

About

NONA FC prides itself on its mission to serve the Lake Nona region through community, development and passion. The club’s motto, “Soccer is only half our story,” speaks to NONA’s commitment to growing the game both on and off the field. The family-owned-and-operated club currently provides development platforms for youth players in the region and will only enhance this pipeline of talent through the formation of a League Two team.

What They're Saying

"It has been an honor and a dream to build a youth soccer mecca in the growing community of Lake Nona and the surrounding areas over the last few years...Not only have I created the best soccer development pathway for our youth, but we have established a highly-respected brand for families here to identify with. The ball brought us together, however it is what’s behind the brand that keeps us together, the NONA Movement, which comprises our community, our players and our coaches."-NONA FC President Fabio Silva

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Miami AC

Miami, Fla.

Miami AC

Miami, Fla.

About

Founded in 2021, Miami AC was established with a mission to impact the game by developing first class athletes and citizens both on and off the pitch. The club aims to provide a constant learning environment that develops soccer players to their fullest athletic, educational, and social potential regardless of gender, physical abilities or background.

What They're Saying

"Miami Athletic Club (MAC) was created to provide players with the most professional opportunity and access to develop and grow a love for the beautiful game. With that said, our goals are larger than just developing the next professional athlete but also to grow the next first class citizens in the country and find a way to impact the local communities in many ways on and off the field."-President of Miami AC Mayowa Owolabi

Deep South Division

Tennessee SC

Franklin, Tenn.

Tennessee SC

Franklin, Tenn.

About

Tennessee SC prides itself on its on-field success, producing nearly 40 to 50 collegiate athletes a year through its holistic player development model. The club has also seen success in converting talented youth players into U.S. Youth National Team products and national champions at both the U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS) and Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) levels. As an organization that celebrates and values diversity within the game, Tennessee SC seeks to make soccer accessible to all players in the Greater Nashville Area.

What They're Saying

“The USL has done a tremendous job of creating a proven player pathway in the game for young men and women, and we are proud to take the next step and be a part of that. Tennessee Soccer Club's participation in the USL will be an asset to our players and our middle Tennessee community for years to come.”-Stuart Brown, Executive Director of Tennessee SC

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