United Women’s Soccer launches UWS League Two for Summer 2020
METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has announced the Summer 2020 launch of League Two: 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. It will also be the official league for UWS reserve teams.
The season will run during the summer and teams will play matches in a regional-friendly format.
“The concept of UWS League Two came about in discussions with not only our current membership but also with potential expansion clubs,” said UWS League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. “Many of these organizations remain dedicated to a focus on player development, in which the rosters are heavily comprised of college and high school-aged players.
UWS League Two will give additional competitive experience on the pitch for players in current UWS clubs because of the Reserve Team option. It will allow added value to sponsors and establish a larger prospective player pool for teams. For new clubs, it’s an opportunity to introduce themselves to the standards-driven pro-am league and a launch point for a potential UWS First Team.
More details include: players over the age of 23 will be permitted to play in the league with a waiver; and, an unlimited substitution rule. Stay tuned for announcements on which clubs will join UWS-2 in the near future.
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