JAXUSL, the United Soccer League (USL) franchise group bringing men’s and women’s professional soccer to Northeast Florida, has announced that Jacksonville is among the initial markets to join the USL Super League, bringing the highest level of women’s pro soccer to the First Coast.
While the USL Super League intends kick off play in 2024 as a first division league, Jacksonville’s entry into the new women’s professional league is contingent on the development of a new soccer stadium in Northeast Florida by 2026.
For the past several years, the USL has developed a full youth-to-professional pathway for girls and women.
USL Super League President Amanda Vandervort said, “We’re excited to bring the first-ever professional women’s soccer team to Northeast Florida, a region with a strong history of women’s soccer, and a thriving community of players and fans today. Super League Jacksonville will create more opportunities for players, coaches, fans and partners at the highest level and bring professional women’s soccer closer to home for all.”
JAXUSL President and CEO Steve Livingstone said, “Soccer’s impact for women and girls extends far beyond the pitch and we are proud to be selected as a future USL Super League city. This exciting opportunity will, historically, bring the first professional women’s professional team in a major league to Northeast Florida. Women’s pro soccer embodies the grace and power of the sport and further fuels our efforts to elevate those who play, work in and watch the game as we continue our men’s pro team development and stadium plans for the Northeast Florida community.”
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