GREENSBORO, N.C.- The United Soccer League (USL) today announced North Carolina Fusion as the latest club to join the USL W League. North Carolina Fusion is the third club to join the W League out of North Carolina and will compete in the W League’s inaugural season in 2022.
"We are thrilled to be joining the USL W League for the upcoming 2022 season,” said Head Coach John Pardini. “NC Fusion is proud to continue to shape the landscape of women's soccer in the Triad area. We are excited to provide this opportunity for our membership to advance their playing careers and compete against the best in the region!"
Founded in 2018, North Carolina Fusion strives to unite the Triad region of North Carolina through the sport of soccer. The club aims to provide its players with progressive coaching and programs in an effort to help players improve their development while maintaining a holistic approach to physical and emotional well being. Through its core values of trust, humility, development and community, North Carolina Fusion strives to build on its long-standing history in the sport of soccer to continually improve and seek to be a pioneer in the sports community.
“As we continue to grow our footprint in the Southeast region, we are pleased to welcome another strong club out of North Carolina,” said Betsy Haugh, USL Director of Women’s Soccer Operations. “The Fusion’s community-focused approach to soccer aligns with the W League’s values of supporting local and providing more opportunities for homegrown talent. It will be exciting to watch what this club will accomplish in its inaugural season with the W League.”
In joining the W League, North Carolina Fusion will build on its success in the women’s game by providing players, coaches and staff advanced opportunities to continue to play, work and coach in women’s soccer. Players will now have additional access to competitive gameday environments, career development resources and an established pathway to the professional realm all within the USL ecosystem.