Metuchen, NJ – The wheel has turned towards the 2021 season in United Women’s Soccer (UWS) as the schedule for the Central Conference has been announced. The inaugural UWS Central campaign will see FC Wichita (KS), Gretna Elite Academy (NE), Kansas City Courage (KS), St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO) and Springfield Demize (MO) battle it out for the conference title and lone berth into the UWS Playoffs.
“This year’s Central Conference has five incredible clubs that will feature in the UWS for their inaugural season,” said Conference Commissioner Marcus Kelcher. “Throughout the scheduling process, it was apparent that we not only have five great teams to look forward to competing against this Summer but five clubs that will bring an unparalleled level of professionalism and integrity to the conference and league. On behalf of the conference, I would like to thank Stephanie and Joe for their tireless support over the last several months. I could not be any more excited for the start of the 2021 Central Conference season.”
For the first-ever UWS Central match, the KC Courage will host FC Wichita on Saturday, May 22nd at Avila University (4:00 PM CDT) for a Sunflower State derby. Six days later, the Courage will travel to Lake County Soccer Cooper Stadium for the Springfield Demize home opener (4:00 PM CDT) on Friday, May 28th.
Conference action picks up serious speed in June. St. Louis Scott Gallagher starts it off with a home & away series vs. in-state rival Demize on Thursday, June 3rd (7:00 PM CDT @ World Wide Technology Soccer Park) and the Courage on Saturday, June 5th (4:00 PM CDT @ Rockhurst University), respectively.
The Central Conference regular season wraps up on Saturday, July 10th as FC Wichita hosts Gretna Elite Academy for a 2:00 PM CDT kick-off at Stryker Soccer Complex. The conference champion will move on to the UWS Playoffs held the weekend of July 15th against an opponent to be announced.
The UWS National Championship will be held the weekend of July 23-25. Stay tuned for more information on our 2021 postseason format & championship host.