United Women’s Soccer (UWS) this summer will launch League Two, a new developmental pathway for players in the U20 to U23 age group.
The new league will be under the umbrella of the national pro-am league and will serve as the official league for UWS reserve teams. The season will be held during the summer and teams will play matches in a regional-friendly format, league officials said.
“The concept of UWS League Two came about in discussions with not only our current membership but also with potential expansion clubs,” said Joe Ferrara, Jr, UWS League Commissioner. “Many of these organizations remain dedicated to a focus on player development, in which the rosters are heavily comprised of college and high school-aged players.”
UWS League Two will provide additional competitive experience on the pitch for players in current UWS clubs because of the Reserve Team option. It will allow added value to sponsors and establish a larger prospective player pool for teams, league officials said.
For new clubs, it’s an opportunity to introduce themselves to the standards-driven pro-am league and a launch point for a potential UWS First Team.
Additional announcements about League Two are expected in the coming weeks.