DETROIT, MI – Detroit City Football Club today announced it will launch the Detroit City FC women’s team, set to begin play in United Women’s Soccer (UWS) in the spring of 2020.
A historic next step for Detroit City FC and women’s soccer in Detroit, the Detroit City FC women’s team will play its home matches at Keyworth Stadium and will play in the UWS Midwest Conference against the likes of AFC Ann Arbor, Detroit Sun, Grand Rapids FC, Indiana Union, Lansing United and Michigan Legends.
The United Women’s Soccer summer season runs from May through July. Formed in 2015, UWS is a national league with teams playing in regional conferences and is the second division of women’s soccer, below the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
"Every year since our grassroots origins, we've strived to grow our organization in a sustainable manner with the goal of being a true club that represents our entire community," said Sean Mann, CEO of Detroit City FC. "Adding a women's team to the DCFC family is the right thing to do for the sake of our club, our supporters, the broader Detroit community and for the continued growth of the sport of soccer in this region.
“We appreciate being able to join several organizations in the UWS that we've already known for years and look forward to building out a staff and roster in the coming months that will bring Detroit a competitive side right out of the gate."
“We are extremely excited to have one of the preeminent soccer organizations in the nation join UWS,” said League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. “Detroit City matches provide an amazing atmosphere and their women’s side will be a great addition. I would be remiss not to mention the Detroit Sun and it’s owner Steve Hawthorne for their efforts in recognizing the value a club like Detroit City has for the league nationally and relishing the local derby that will showcase and promote women’s soccer in the Detroit metro area.”
Detroit City FC will announce its technical staff for the women’s team in the coming months.
Season tickets for 2020 will cover all women’s team UWS regular season home matches, all men’s team NISA regular season home matches and all friendly matches.
Detroit City FC 2020 season tickets will go on sale to the public this Monday, September 30 at 10 AM ET at tickets.detcityfc.com.
About Detroit City FC: Detroit City FC is a grassroots football club representing the city in a positive light, and building community through the beautiful game. A member of the National Independent Soccer Association, Detroit City has established itself as one of the most talked about soccer teams in North America Learn more about the club at detcityfc.com.
About United Women’s Soccer: United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is a national second tier league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. Founded in 2015, the league aims to fill the gap between college & professional soccer. UWS has regional conferences within the U.S. & Canada consisting of clubs that adhere to professional standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow @UWSsoccer on social media: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at Press@UWSSoccer.com. Visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.