FOOTBALL CLUB TUCSON
FC Tucson is Southern Arizona’s preeminent soccer club. Founded in 2011, the club consists of a professional men’s team, an amateur women’s team and an academy program for up-and-coming area soccer players. FC Tucson also annually hosts preseason events for Major League Soccer (MLS). The men’s team is a founding member of United Soccer League (USL) League One. USL is North America’s largest professional soccer organization. The women’s team consists of high-level youth, college, and adult players primarily from Southern Arizona, and is a member of the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL). FC Tucson is the 2021 WPSL Desert Conference champions. FC Tucson is also a founding member of the USL Academy program, which provides an elite youth platform to offer a clearly defined path for top youth prospects in their area to reach the professional level. FC Tucson is also invested in Tucson through its outreach program and community causes, supporting the youth with innovative and exciting season-long initiatives.
ABOUT USL LEAGUE ONE
Shaping the future of the game in the United States and Canada, the United Soccer League (USL) – one of the most successful professional soccer organizations in the world – announced in 2017 it would launch a new third division – USL League One in Spring 2019, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience.
The USL has targeted U.S. communities ranging in population from 150,000 to one million – markets that represent more than 75 million people without access to a local professional soccer club. League One has focused on launching new clubs in markets that possess strong local ownership groups, populations with broad-based diversity, a vibrant millennial and strong family base, established corporate support, and stadiums to properly showcase the sport for fans, partners and the public.