TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2019) – The United Soccer League (USL) announced today that Oakland County FC will become the newest member of USL League Two, as it joins for the 2020 season. The club will play its home matches at Clawson Stadium in Clawson, Michigan.
“Oakland County is a great example of a club creating a positive impact in its community by actively engaging its fans,” said Joel Nash, Vice President of USL League Two. “With League Two’s similar emphasis on providing the best possible platform for teams to connect with their communities, Oakland County is a perfect addition to the league.”
In joining USL League Two, Oakland County FC will offer a proven pathway to professional soccer for its players, both those at the elite collegiate level and the top academy-age players from the region. On top of the valuable experience of playing in the nation’s most competitive pre-professional environment, League Two also provides growth opportunities for its coaches, executives and communities.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this move and what it means for our players,” said Oakland County FC Co-Owner Nick Morana. “But most importantly, this move will be fantastic for our fans. Our club is evolving through adversity, and we are more than ready for this new era.”
“With the ever-changing American soccer landscape, the move to USL League Two will position our club in the country’s proven elite pre-professional league,” said Oakland County FC Co-Owner Theo Foutris. “We look forward to our club’s continued growth as a member of League Two.”
Founded in 2014 as Oakland United FC, Oakland County FC is a supporter-owned club dedicated to bringing high-level soccer and entertainment to Oakland County while forging strong bonds with its local community. As part of a growing contingent of League Two clubs in Michigan, Oakland County will enhance its ability to connect with passionate fans in the area while competing against other talented teams in the state.
Learn more by following @OaklandCountyFC on social media and visit the club’s website oaklandcountyfc.com for the latest club updates.
About USL League Two
A part of United Soccer Leagues, LLC, which also operates the USL Championship, USL League One, Super Y League and the new USL Academy, USL League Two is the top pre-professional soccer league in North America, offering a summer platform for aspiring professionals across the United States and Canada. More than 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have League Two experience, including 66 alumni chosen in 2018 and 61 in 2019. Werder Bremen’s Josh Sargent, Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin, and Atlanta United’s Brad Guzan are among the many U.S. National Team players to have competed in USL League Two before making their professional debuts.