METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer is excited to announce the acceptance of Kongo Soccer Club into the national pro-am league for 2021. The Utah-based franchise will compete in a newly revamped West Conference. Established in 2013, Kongo has been in the sports training and club management business and currently manages over 700 athletes.
“We welcome the addition of Kongo Soccer Club into UWS. The organization has a tremendous vision and they are an important addition for us in the West as we continue to expand the region. The West teams are among the nation’s elite and provide exceptional competition,” states League Commissioner Joe Ferrara.
Kongo SC will compete alongside two California-based teams, The City FC (Fresno) and Santa Clarita Blue Heat (Santa Clarita). The City FC is new to the league, and will feature top talent in the Central Valley. SC Blue Heat won the regular season Conference Championship in 2016 and 2017, and the 2016 UWS National Championship. Calgary Foothills WFC will also return in 2021 after claiming back-to-back UWS West titles. New additions to the competitive West Conference will be announced in the coming months.
Kongo Soccer is dedicated to the development of its players and teams. They use the latest in individual player development as well as team concepts. Focusing on the Technical, Tactical and Physical aspects of the game and teaching these athletes the skills they will need to develop and excel in this sport as well as in life. It is the goal of Kongo to make them better players as well as share some of the life lessons this game has taught many players.
For 2021, Kongo will play its matches at the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) in Salt Lake City. The organization is in the process of providing one of the premier sports facilities in the nation with it’s Davis County project that will encompass nearly 55 acres providing 5 outdoor fields, 1 indoor field and a 3500-seat event center.
“Kongo Soccer Club is excited to join the highest level of pro-am soccer in the country. The addition of the UWS will provide more opportunities to girls in the state of Utah. Utah has great talent and Kongo Soccer Club is excited to show that to the league. Kongo prides itself on competitiveness, hard work, and sportsmanship. Using these aspects of our club we feel the product we deliver to the fans will be second to none,” states Kongo owner Chaz Walker.
Faust Mejia will serve as head coach in Kongo’s first season. “Kongo Soccer’s sole dedication is to develop players and provide a path to all levels of competition for boys and girls of all ages,” added Mejia.