METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer (UWS) League Two announced the formation of the Mid-Atlantic Conference in November for the upcoming 2021 season. Two new franchises have now been added to the lineup as Northern Virginia FC and the Delaware Union will take part in the conference’s inaugural campaign. The newcomers will join the first four teams that have been announced: Annapolis United FC, Keystone FC, Lancaster Inferno and Maryland-Elite SC.
Nova FC was founded in 1998 and is based out of Woodbridge, Virginia & the Greater Washington D.C. area. This will serve as a return to the landscape of national pro-am women’s soccer as the Majestics played in the now-defunct USL W-League from 1999-2013. Ongoing discussions to bring back the women’s side have now come to fruition. The men’s side has made the move up from USL D3 to USL2 as well. For more information, visit their official website at Novafc.club and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
“Nova FC is grateful for the opportunity to showcase our local talent in the United Women’s Soccer League Two and provide a professional environment for all interested players,” said Nova FC Coach Kareem Sheta. “We look forward to competing and building relationships with other clubs to grow the women’s game in our area and hopefully provide talent up the ladder.
“Our plan is to provide different pathways for players throughout their youth, college, and post college careers. We look to achieve this through our youth club partnerships around our region. The partnerships will provide the top youth players an opportunity to train with the first team.”
The Delaware Union was officially founded in 2014, but the organization’s roots go all the way back to 1983. The club is a merger between MOT Youth Soccer and Central Delaware Soccer Association (CDSA) and has been a staple of the Middletown, Smyrna and Dover communities for over 25 years. UWS Two tryouts will be held in March and May. For more information, visit their official website at DelawareUnion.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
“Delaware Union is excited for the opportunity to be a part of United Women’s Soccer League Two,” said Delaware Union Operations & Development Director and UWS League Two Head Coach Sebastian Acosta-Nijamkin. “This gives us the opportunity to expand our player pathway for our current players and also create opportunities for Union Alumni and local players to continue their development.”