The team will be coached by Kim Wyant, who has strong local ties to the Long Island and New York soccer communities. Currently the head coach of the men’s soccer team at New York University, Wyant also spent time with the Long Island Lady Riders and New York Athletic Club.
A former member of the United States Women’s National Team (1985-1993), her staff with Brooklyn City will include Michele Canning, NYU women’s soccer head coach, and NYU women’s soccer assistant coach Scott Waddell.
“From our inception, launching a women’s first team has been a top priority,” said Jesse DeLorenzo, president of Brooklyn City F.C. “After evaluating available options, it was clear that UWS shares our genuine commitment to raising the standard for women’s soccer, to providing a professional environment for competitive female players and offering a compelling match experience for our club supporters and the Brooklyn community as a whole.”
Home games will be played on the recently renovated turf field at Poly Prep Country Day School located in south Brooklyn. In the past year, the facility has also been used by USL2 and Division I college programs.
In the near future, the club will announce public tryout dates in Brooklyn. Interested players should visit the Brooklyn City F.C. website to register for more info.
“I’m incredibly thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the new Brooklyn City F.C. women’s team,” said Wyant. “The organization has demonstrated a commitment to creating and maintaining an excellent soccer environment for women and girls, and Brooklyn is ready for a top-level women’s team. We’ll be able to build a fantastic and dynamic squad with the commitment and resources from the Brooklyn City F.C. club leadership. The coaching staff is already in the process of recruiting and identifying players, and we look forward to the team’s inaugural kickoff next May.”