TAMPA, Fla. - The United Soccer League (USL) today announced NONA FC as the latest club to join USL League Two. The club will compete in the Southeast Division beginning in the 2022 season.
“We are thrilled to welcome NONA FC to the League Two family for the 2022 season,” said USL League Two Vice President Joel Nash. “NONA FC will join a contingent of clubs out of Florida working to provide an enhanced development platform for players in the southeast region looking to advance their career to the professional level. We are excited to watch NONA FC grow the pipeline of talent out of Florida and continue the mission of League Two in creating more pathways to the pro level.”
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.
The League Two platform will provide NONA FC with the necessary tools to advance on its mission of community, development and passion while also providing more opportunities for players and coaches to reach their highest potential.
"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,” said NONA FC President Fabio Silva. “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."
“Bringing a USL League Two team to Central Florida under the NONA Movement and the strength of our brand, gives us the opportunity to provide the same level of excellence as professional soccer. NONA FC will give families another attachment to an established brand that already fills the community with great pride. I am beyond honored to carry on the USL League Two legacy here in Central Florida beginning in 2022.”
In joining League Two, NONA FC will provide its players with a proven pathway toward a career in professional soccer. In addition to the value of competing with the nation’s most competitive pre-professional teams, NONA FC will also see the benefits of the league’s ability to create growth opportunities for its coaches, executives and communities.
To learn more about NONA FC, visit www.wearenonasoccer.com.