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Expansion Teams

See all the teams kicking off in USL League Two for the first time in 2024. Check back as new teams continue to be added!

Expansion

Almaden FC

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Almaden FC

SAN JOSE, Calif.

About

The club was founded in 1967 to provide soccer to the local community. In 2007 competitive level teams were established. Almaden FC continues to develop local talent from all over the Bay Area, creating opportunities and elite pathways to allow players to maximize their potential. “Almaden FC remains dedicated to advancing the sport, providing avenues for talent development, showcasing players, and fostering a passion for soccer in our community,” Tom Brough, the club general manager, said. “USL League Two serves as a vital link, enabling AFC's youth and college players to realize their aspirations and serve as inspiration for future generations of players in the stands.”

What They're Saying

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Almaden FC to League Two,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “This is a club with the infrastructure, the know-how, and the ability to impact its community that will make them a fantastic addition to the league.”

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AMSG FC

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.

AMSG FC

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.

About

“We as a club are extremely excited to be a part of a pre-professional league that does everything for their players to take the next step. As a club that strives in every detail for their players to become the best professionals on and off the field, we need the right environment to do so,” Ismaiel Alkayali, founder and club president, said. “We are here to not only guide amazing talents, but enhance the community, fanbase, and culture in North Orange County. USL League Two provides that environment and exposure in a beautiful way ensuring that if you do the right things, you can get there.”

What They're Saying

“Ismaiel and everyone at AMSG really understand what this league is about,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “We’re really excited to watch how they develop players in Orange County, and we know they’re going to be a great addition to the area.”

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Brooke House FC

MAITLAND, Fla

Brooke House FC

MAITLAND, Fla

About

Brooke House also operates a full-time soccer academy, with the goal of nurturing and developing budding soccer talents in Florida and in England. “We’re excited to be able to offer the opportunity for players to access the complete pathway,” Lawrie Dudfield, the club general manager, said. “From student to professional, we want our players to reach an elite level, and these competitions provide our organization the chance to do that.”

What They're Saying

“Lawrie and Brooke House have an established history of providing opportunities for talented young players to become professionals,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “We’re incredibly excited to welcome them into what is already an extremely competitive pre-professional scene in Florida.”

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Coachella FC

COACHELLA, Calif.

Coachella FC

COACHELLA, Calif.

About

Coachella FC will begin its inaugural season in the league, founded by Chilean coach Rolando Inostroza and Coachella Valley-based musical artist Nacho Bustillos. “Coachella Football Club is not just a club; we are a dream factory,” Bustillos said. “We are here to guide, to train, and to elevate. With USL League Two, Coachella FC won’t just be a participant – we plan to make a statement. We’re here to stay, to grow, and to dominate.” The club aims to launch young careers into ones of potential stardom, mirroring the careers of those in League Two that have gone on to play professionally and in the largest leagues in the world.

What They're Saying

“It’s incredibly exciting to expand the league’s footprint in California,” Joel Nash, Senior Vice President, Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “It’s an area of the country that’s already proven to invite and develop top talent for leagues all over the world, and we know Coachella FC will be no different.”

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Charlottesville Blues FC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va

Charlottesville Blues FC

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va

About

The USL is set to establish a distinguished presence in Charlottesville, Virginia, unveiling Charlottesville Blues FC as the newest member of USL League Two and USL W League. This initiative seeks to create an elite soccer platform for both men and women aspiring to elevate their professional soccer careers.

What They're Saying

“George Gelnovatch, University of Virginia, Men's Soccer Head Coach, also supports the USL initiative, "Charlottesville is a soccer city. The tremendous passion for soccer in our community is second to none, and the Charlottesville Blues FC USL League 2 team will provide new opportunities to enjoy the beautiful game.”

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Hattiesburg FC

HATTIESBURG, Miss.

Hattiesburg FC

HATTIESBURG, Miss.

About

“HFC is very excited about joining USL 2,” Michael Reed, Hattiesburg FC President, said. “Not only are we excited by the prospect of bringing a great level of soccer to the organization, but also about the potential impact this could have on our community in an ever-growing soccer city.”

What They're Saying

“Player development and personal development has been at the core of this club for a long time, and that’s why we’re so excited to have them in League Two,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “The coaches they have are experienced, and it’s another chance to continue to grow the league in Mississippi.”

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Hill Country Lobos

AUSTIN, TX

Hill Country Lobos

AUSTIN, TX

About

The club’s mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to advance in the soccer landscape, regardless of their background of financial means. That doesn’t just mean players – The club is focused on generating a high-level environment for coaches, executives and fans.

What They're Saying

"We are beyond thrilled to take the next step as an organization in both our competitive status and the impact we can have on our local community... Now as Hill Country Lobos, we have the chance to reach full stride as stewards of Hays, Comal, and Caldwell counties through the power of local soccer. ¡Con pasión e ilusión, siempre!" - David Walding, President and Founder of Hill Country Lobos.

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Inter Gainesville KF

GAINESVILLE, Fla.

Inter Gainesville KF

GAINESVILLE, Fla.

About

Inter Gainesville KF was formed as Leg-AZ World FC in 2021, as a pathway for Gainesville-based players to gain experience and exposure for collegiate and professional teams. In its short time as a club, Leg-AZ World already boasts multiple professional and collegiate alumni from their club.

What They're Saying

“Growing the league’s presence in Florida continues to pay dividends at the league, club and player level,” Joel Nash, Senior Vice President, Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “Inter Gainesville KF comes to us with a strong identity and a passion for developing talent, and I’m incredibly excited to welcome them to League Two.”

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Junction FC

SEATTLE, Wash.

Junction FC

SEATTLE, Wash.

About

“As a long-term resident of West Seattle, I’m genuinely overwhelmed with joy to be part of a great team of people who are working tirelessly to bring USL League Two to our community,” Jessica Pierce, club co-founder, said. “Together, we are building a deep fan base that will undoubtedly make our first match an unforgettable experience.” The club’s mission is to foster community more than anything else – A place for players and coaches to grow while showcasing local pride for West Seattle.

What They're Saying

“This sport is about community, and that’s something that excites me so much about West Seattle Junction FC,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “This game can give people a chance to show pride for their home, and we know that everyone at Junction is going to build something that West Seattle can be proud of.”

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Midlakes United

BELLEVUE, Wash.

Midlakes United

BELLEVUE, Wash.

About

“Contributing to the Puget Sound soccer community by joining USL League Two is an honor and a privilege. The Pacific Northwest has a deep love for soccer and a history of developing players,” Treencee Russell, owner and General Manager, said. “That being said, our area needs more opportunities for development in the middle of the US soccer pyramid. Midlakes United will be a place for players to work their way up that pyramid.”

What They're Saying

“There aren’t just talented players in the PNW, which we know, but there are also plenty of talented coaches, owners and executives,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “As League Two’s presence in that region grows, the opportunities for players, coaches and executives at every level continue to grow.”

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River Light FC

AURORA, Ill.

River Light FC

AURORA, Ill.

About

"We are excited to join the premier pre-professional soccer leagues in the United States,” Charles Latshaw III, sporting director for River Light FC, said. “Our intention is to provide the best environment at the level for both players and fans within Chicagoland. We expect to compete from day one and look forward to showcasing the talent we have in this community.”

What They're Saying

“We’re so excited to welcome River Light FC in 2024,” Joel Nash, USL SVP, Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “We saw last season that the Midwest is teeming with talent, and we can’t wait to see River Light FC tap into that and develop those players.”

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Salem City FC

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.

Salem City FC

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.

About

The club has a rich history and tradition that dates to the Carolina Dynamo, one of the most successful teams in USL League Two’s history. The club was founded in 1993 and joined USL League Two in 2003. In 2018, the Carolina Dynamo merged with NC Fusion, a new merger between Greensboro Soccer Club and the Twin City Soccer Association, to form a comprehensive soccer organization that serves players of all ages and levels. NC Fusion continued the club’s high-level legacy with four conference titles, four division titles and one national final appearance.

What They're Saying

“I’m incredibly happy that Salem City FC is going to be continuing the rich tradition of elite pre-professional soccer in North Carolina,” Joel Nash, USL SVP, Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “There has been a League Two presence in the area for over two decades now, and I’m thrilled that streak is continuing." -Dave Carver

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Sueño FC

JOLIET, Ill.

Sueño FC

JOLIET, Ill.

About

“We are thrilled Sueño FC has been selected to join USL League Two, where we will embrace the spirit of competition and growth,” Matt Pearson, co-owner of Sueño FC, said. “As we embark on this exciting journey, we are committed to showcasing the talent, determination, and sportsmanship that define us as a team. Together, we aim to elevate our game and make a lasting impact, not just on the field but for Joliet and the local community we serve. Our journey begins here, and we can't wait to share it with our fans, our community, and the entire USL League Two family.”

What They're Saying

“I’m really excited to welcome Sueño FC to League Two,” Joel Nash, Senior Vice President of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “Community-focused clubs with exciting initiatives are what makes this league great, and I know Sueño will be no different.”

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Tacoma Stars

TACOMA, Wash.

Tacoma Stars

TACOMA, Wash.

About

“The expansion of the Tacoma Stars into USL League Two is a firm representation of the investment in the growth of sporting opportunities within the Tacoma area, as well as an opportunity for the Tacoma Stars brand to expand,” Marcus Trufant, former Seattle Seahawks star and Tacoma Stars ambassador, said. “I’m excited to see my hometown with a League Two franchise, this is really a boost to the local sports scene.”

What They're Saying

“It’s so exciting to add Tacoma Stars to the Northwest Division,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “If you play soccer in Washington, you know the Stars, and we know this is going to be a great opportunity for players that want to go pro to have a pathway to reaching their goals.”

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Union FC Macomb

MACOMB, Mich.

Union FC Macomb

MACOMB, Mich.

About

“We are excited to join USL League Two with the aim of inspiring and cultivating the beautiful game in Macomb County, the Detroit Metro area, and Michigan. Our vision is to establish an environment of the highest sporting standards, providing a platform for young players to pursue their soccer aspirations,” Gronthik Chatterjee, President of Union FC Macomb, shared. “League Two offers the ideal setting for us to achieve this ambition, being a respected regional and national league with proven player development pathways.”

What They're Saying

“We’re incredibly thrilled to welcome Union FC Macomb to League Two," Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. "Michigan has a rich soccer history, and we look forward to being part of the club’s journey in contributing to that legacy.”

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Utah Avalanche

MIDVALE, Utah

Utah Avalanche

MIDVALE, Utah

About

“We are really looking forward to joining League Two. Being a member of such an elite platform will really benefit our membership,” said Avalanche Technical Director Jimmie Powell. "This opportunity gives our youth players a first team for which to aspire and rounds out the player pathway within the club. It's a big challenge and we look forward to earning our stripes.”

What They're Saying

“We’re really excited to welcome the Avalanche to League Two,” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “There’s a lot of talent in Utah County, and I’m really excited to see how they stack up in the division.”

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Utah United

UTAH COUNTY, Utah

Utah United

UTAH COUNTY, Utah

About

The club’s mission is to advance home-grown talent all the way from the U8 level to the senior USL League Two club, to give players the best shot possible at a professional future.

What They're Saying

“I’m incredibly excited to see where this club goes in our league” Joel Nash, USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, said. “This is going to be a club run by an ambitious group of people that I know will do an incredible job for everyone that’s a part of their organization.”

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