About United Women’s Soccer (UWS)

United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is a national 2nd tier league with regional conferences in the United States and Canada. The league prides itself on providing high level competition for top current/post collegiate players, aspiring/former professionals & international stars.

The season takes place from May through July, culminating in a national championship. UWS focuses on operating with professional standards, and is comprised of like-minded clubs aiming to invest in the women’s game.

In 2020, United Women’s Soccer introduced UWS League 2.


To become the preeminent women’s pro-am soccer league in North America.


Partner with clubs, players, and sponsors for the advancement of women’s soccer by operating a pro-am league committed to professional standards in all aspects of operations.


United Women’s Soccer (UWS) was formed in 2015 under the belief that there is a gap in the development of the female soccer player between the collegiate game and the professional and international game. Immediately after the USL W-League folded, a dedicated tier two league was needed.

Founded by teams formerly playing in the W-League and WPSL, United Women’s Soccer began play in May of 2016 under USASA sanctioning. The league has grown from 2 conferences of 11 teams to 25+ teams divided into 4 conferences and maintains its commitment to advancing women’s soccer.


United Women’s Soccer (UWS) League 2 is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2020. League Two is a new developmental pathway for players in the U20-U23 age group. UWS League Two will be under the umbrella of the national pro-am league and is the official league for UWS reserve teams. The season will run during the summer and teams will play matches in a regional-friendly format.