Swan City SC Joins the United Soccer League (USL)
LAKELAND, FL– Swan City Soccer Club, based in Lakeland, Florida is proud to announce they will join the USL W League (women), USL League Two (men), and USL Academy (youth) in the 2023 season.
As the largest competitive youth soccer club in Polk County, serving over 2,500 families, Swan City SC is dedicated to providing a complete player pathway from youth to professional.
“We are proud and excited to be joining the USL. I have seen the growth and development that occurs when players expose themselves to the USL II and USL W training and matchday environments,” said Eoghan Conlon, Club Director. “The level of accountability for players maximizes their opportunities for potential fulfillment. This is a significant milestone for our organization and one that promises a thrilling future.”
“It’s so encouraging to see belief in our pre-professional leagues throughout Florida”, USL VP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, Joel Nash, said. “We’re excited to welcome Swan City SC into our league, and we know they’re going to do great things for the Lakeland community.”
Swan City SC is a community steeped in the tradition of supporting its youth and their development on and off the field. They are committed to the legacy of producing talent at the youth, collegiate, and now, pre-professional levels. More importantly, Swan City SC inspires a life-long passion for the game.
The 2023 season kicks off this summer. Stay tuned for trial dates, coaching announcements, and venue information. Follow Swan City SC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit the club’s new website, launching in February 2023.
About Swan City SC
For 20+ years Swan City Soccer Club has served the city of Lakeland through the game of soccer. Founded upon the merging of Lakeland Soccer Club and Lakeland Highlands Youth Soccer Association, Swan City Soccer Club is one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the state of Florida. With over 2,500 registered players, Swan City SC has become a prominent fixture in the Florida youth soccer community. Carrying on the longstanding local tradition of fostering the development of young players, Swan City SC offers technical and tactical training sessions, camps, clinics, and league and tournament play. Backed by our professional staff and dedicated volunteers, our club PRIDEs itself on our core values – Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, and Excellence. We are one community, one team…We are the PRIDE of Lakeland, Swan City Soccer Club.
About the USL
The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America, possessing more than a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing three men’s leagues (USL Championship, USL League One, USL League Two), two women’s leagues (USL Super League, USL W League), one elite player development platform (USL Academy), and a national youth platform (USL Super Y League), the USL is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 200 clubs in its membership.
Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown during the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships and stable organizational leadership. It features a dedicated staff of more than 90 professionals across 18 departments ranging from operations, digital, communications and club services, each of which provides unparalleled support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in North America.