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USL League Two Announces 2023 Divisional Alignment

By Staff, 02/14/23, 12:58PM EST


With over 120 clubs in this year's competition, alignment adds stability

2023 is set to be the biggest and best season of League Two soccer yet.

This year, two new divisions take center stage, bringing the league's total to 16 within the same four conferences as years past.

"It's so encouraging to see all these clubs pulling the same way," USL VP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, Joel Nash, said. "Everyone is on board with making this an elite pre-professional environment that gives all our players, coaches and executives the chance to carve out a professional future."

Teams will play between 10 and 14 regular season games within their division, before moving onto a regional and national playoff in July.

Major Changes coming

The 2023 divisional alignment is sure to make waves all over the league.

With continued expansion in Florida and California, two new divisions are making their debut this season - The South Florida division and the NorCal Division. Expansion sides Academica SC and Monterey Bay FC 2 will be part of the new Western Conference division, where they'll join five other clubs to form NorCal.

Sarasota Paradise will join Weston FC, Miami AC, FC Miami City and Altitude Rush in the South Florida Division, the second Florida division in the Southern Conference.

2021 League Two Champion Des Moines Menace have found their way back to the Heartland Division after a season in the Deep North. 

Western Conference

Northwest Division

  • Ballard FC
  • Capital FC Atletico
  • Lane United FC
  • Oly Town FC
  • United PDX
  • PDX FC

NorCal Division

  • Davis Legacy SC
  • Marin FC Legends
  • Project 51O
  • San Francisco City FC
  • San Francisco Glens SC
  • Academica SC
  • Monterey Bay F.C. 2

Southwest Division

  • Southern California Seahorses
  • Ventura County Fusion
  • Redlands FC
  • FC Tucson
  • Capo FC
  • Arizona Arsenal SC

Mountain Division

  • Boulder County United
  • CISA
  • Flatirons Rush
  • New Mexico United U23
  • Park City Red Wolves SC
  • Salt City SC

Central Conference

Great Lakes Division

  • AFC Ann Arbor
  • Flint City Bucks
  • Kalamazoo FC
  • Lansing City Football
  • Midwest United FC
  • Oakland County FC
  • South Bend Lions

Valley Division

  • Cleveland Force SC
  • Dayton Dutch Lions FC
  • Fort Wayne FC
  • Kings Hammer FC
  • Toledo Villa FC
  • FC Buffalo

Deep North Division

  • FC Manitoba
  • Minneapolis City SC
  • St. Croix Legends
  • Thunder Bay Chill
  • Rochester FC
  • Bavarian United SC
  • RKC Soccer Club

Heartland Division

  • Chicago City SC
  • Chicago Dutch Lions FC
  • Des Moines Menace
  • FC Wichita
  • Peoria City SC
  • Springfield Athletic SC
  • St. Charles FC

Southern Conference

Southeast Division

  • Florida Elite Soccer Academy
  • Nona FC
  • Swan City SC
  • Tampa Bay United
  • The Villages SC
  • Brevard SC

Mid South Division

  • Blue Goose SC
  • LA Parish AC
  • Little Rock Rangers
  • Louisiana Krewe FC
  • Mississippi Brilla FC
  • Texas United

South Central Division

  • Asheville City SC
  • Dalton Red Wolves SC
  • East Atlanta FC
  • South Carolina United FC
  • Southern Soccer Academy
  • Tennessee SC
  • North Alabama SC

Lone Star Division

  • AC Houston Sur
  • AHFC Royals
  • Corpus Christi FC
  • Houston FC
  • Round Rock SC
  • Twin City Toucans

South Florida Division

  • Altitude Rush
  • FC Miami City
  • Miami AC
  • Weston FC
  • Sarasota Paradise

Eastern Conference

Northeast Division

  • AC Connecticut
  • Albany Rush
  • Black Rock FC
  • Boston Bolts
  • Boston City FC
  • Pathfinder FC
  • Seacoast United Phantoms
  • Vermont Green FC
  • Western Mass Pioneers

Metropolitan Division

  • Cedar Stars Rush
  • FA Euro New York
  • FC Motown STA
  • Hudson Valley Hammers
  • Long Island Rough Riders
  • Manhattan SC
  • Morris Elite SC
  • New Jersey Copa FC
  • Westchester Flames
  • Ironbound SC

Mid Atlantic Division

  • Lehigh Valley United
  • Ocean City Nor'Easters
  • Philadelphia Lone Star FC
  • Reading United AC
  • Real Central New Jersey
  • West Chester United SC

South Atlantic Division

  • Charlotte Eagles
  • Charlotte Independence 2
  • NC Fusion
  • North Carolina FC U23
  • Tobacco Road FC
  • Wake FC
  • West Virginia United
  • FC Carolinas

Chesapeake Division

  • Christos FC
  • Lionsbridge FC
  • Northern Virginia FC
  • Patuxent Football Athletics
  • Virginia Beach United
  • Virginia Marauders FC

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