Metuchen, NJ – United Women’s Soccer became the first U.S. national league to return to play when the new UWS League Two began in the Southeast Conference on June 20th. The inaugural season for UWS League Two kicked off with host team Unity FC’s 4-1 victory over the Orlando FC Royals. With over 1,000 live-stream views for the game on MyCujoo, a sense of normalcy returned to supporters in the soccer community. Yet, the reality of a surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida prevailed, and the league decided last week that it was best to suspend the remainder of the season.
Although UWS League Two member teams in the Southeast were following safety guidelines, the current situation in Florida has made it nearly impossible to mitigate the risk for teams. The teams in conjunction with league leadership agreed that the suspension of the season is the best decision to ensure the safety of the players, their families, and the community as a whole.
UWS League Two is looking to return stronger in 2021 when the conditions deem safe to do so.