METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer is pleased to announce Detroit-based club, Corktown AFC, as its newest member club. The club will have a first team competing in the UWS & a reserve team in the newly launched UWS League Two. While the teams will take the field in the future, post COVID-19, Corktown AFC is ready whenever it’s deemed safe to do so.
“We are extremely excited and thankful for the opportunity to compete in the UWS,” said Corktown AFC Owner Eddie Hudson. “We know that this conference is tough and we’re confident that we have assembled a roster that reflects the style of soccer we want to play. Our ladies are strong, talented and play with tremendous enthusiasm and intensity. That will be our calling card each season. Corktown AFC looks forward to getting started.”
“Despite the pandemic, the formation of this organization has brought excitement to a lot of players and families on the east side,” said Head Coach Aaron Roy. “It’s really acted as a shining beacon of hope for a lot of players who lost their spring seasons. They truly lean on our program to prepare them for college and in some cases, the pros. This is why we (coaching staff) do this. Our dreams are based on seeing theirs fulfilled. Whether that means earning more minutes in college, getting drafted to the NWSL, or heading over the pond to play in Europe. We’re here to help guide them toward those aspirations.”
The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient will serve as the stadium grounds for Corktown AFC.
“We are pleased to have Corktown AFC join us for the 2020 season post Covid-19,” said Stephanie Cleaves, UWS Executive Director. “Their readiness to compete at a high level will be beneficial to so many players once it’s deemed safe to do so. Additionally, having their reserve team play in UWS League Two will really help to provide a pipeline for the first team.”