Metuchen, NJ – UWS League Two (UWS2) is excited to announce expansion to the New England Conference in 2022. New England Mutiny (Ludlow, MA), who fields a team in the first division of UWS will be adding a second team to compete in UWS2. Massachusetts Rush Central (Marlboro, MA) will be launching a women’s team as part of the Northeast Rush affiliation.
Established in 1999, the New England Mutiny has a rich history of success. In 2012, the Mutiny became the only amateur women’s team to defeat a professional women’s side when it defeated the Boston Breakers (Women’s Professional Soccer), 2-1. Numerous Mutiny players have gone to the professional ranks, and most recently 2019 UWS Player of the Year Kate Howarth went on to play with Orlando Pride in 2020. The club will kick off it’s first season in UWS League Two as an extension of their First Team in UWS.
“We are excited to add a UWS2 team as it will provide a player pathway for our female players to various collegiate and professional programs,” said New England Mutiny owner Joe Ferrara.
New England Mutiny II will play their home matches at Lusitano Stadium (400 Winsor St, Ludlow, MA 01056). For more information on NE Mutiny, visit their official website at mutinysoccer.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Massachusetts Rush Central will launch their first-ever adult women’s program. The club’s mission is to enhance the soccer experience of players and coaches in Massachusetts and to develop players who can compete at the highest level of soccer throughout the world. MA Central Rush is part Northeast Rush which operates underneath the umbrella of Rush Soccer: an international sports organization focused on the development of soccer players. Northeast Rush is composed of clubs based in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and North Carolina. With over 180 teams and 2,500 players, Northeast Rush is one of the largest Rush groups within the organization.
“I am excited to lead our program into the UWS2 for the 2022 season,” said Head Coach Alex Macpherson. “The league’s infrastructure will enhance our player’s soccer experience and development while competing against the best in the local competition. Providing this opportunity to players in Central Massachusetts is something we are very passionate about and can’t wait to get started.”
“We are incredibly excited to be able to compete in UWS League Two for the upcoming season and beyond,” said CEO Craig Thomas. “Our club feels the league aligns with our clubs’ development pathway while providing opportunities for players in central MA. We will continue promoting women’s soccer in MA with the help of the UWS platform.”