FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (November 1, 2023) – The Fayetteville Fury Women's Team is excited to announce its official entry into the prestigious USL W League, a move that signifies a remarkable step forward in the journey to elevate women's soccer in Fayetteville. The USL W League, renowned for its commitment to fostering talent on and off the field, aligns perfectly with our mission to empower women in sports, promote gender equity, and provide unparalleled career development opportunities for our athletes.
The USL W League stands as the nation's premier pre-professional soccer league, bridging the gap between collegiate and professional soccer, and serving as a platform for the next generation of female soccer stars. In the league’s second season, the W League had 65 teams competing across 23 states. With expansion for the 2024 season already in full swing, the league will now be home for your very own Fayetteville Fury Women’s Team.
The USL W League's dedication to women's soccer as a force for societal good aligns seamlessly with the core values of the Fayetteville Fury. Together, we aim to not only strengthen women's soccer but also to create a positive impact in our communities. We are thrilled to join this remarkable league, which shares our commitment to investing not just financial resources but also time, energy, and attention into nurturing women's soccer talent.
"Our entry into the USL W League marks a turning point for Fayetteville and shows our commitment to the growth and development of women's soccer," said Phillip Lin, Owner of the Fayetteville Fury. "This league provides a remarkable platform to showcase our talented women athletes while also offering them opportunities to excel both on and off the field. We look forward to contributing to the league's mission of fostering gender equity and creating more pathways for women in soccer."
The USL W League not only offers elite women's soccer but also brings the excitement of the sport to communities all across the United States. It promises more opportunities for players, fans, and professionals alike to engage with women's soccer, ultimately enhancing the sport's reach and influence. “I'm thrilled to welcome Fayetteville Fury to the W League," USL SVP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, Joel Nash, said. "It's a group that prioritizes the good of their players and their community above all else, and it's the kind of organization that is going to do great things in our league.”
"Joining the USL W League is a significant milestone for the Fayetteville Fury Women's Team and our beloved city. We believe in the power of sports to unite communities and inspire greatness. Our entry into this esteemed league aligns perfectly with our vision to promote women's soccer and provide opportunities for local talent. We are committed to making a positive impact in Fayetteville and beyond” says Head Coach Al Florez.
The Fayetteville Fury Women's Team is excited to embark on this journey with the USL W League, knowing that together, we will create a brighter future for women's soccer in Fayetteville.
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