METUCHEN, NJ - Brooklyn City F.C. has announced that their organization will join the East Conference of United Women's Soccer (UWS) for the 2020 season. The club will led by Kim Wyant in their inaugural campaign, the current men's head coach at New York University and formerly of the Long Island Lady Riders and New York Athletic Club. Wyant is also a former member of the United States Women's National Team (1985-93). Joining her staff will be NYU women's head coach Michele Canning and NYU assistant coach Scott Waddell.
"We are excited that elite women's soccer will return to the Brooklyn community this summer," said UWS League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. "Talks with Brooklyn City F.C. have been ongoing for a couple years now, which signifies a conscientious approach to operating a team at a high standard. I am familiar with several members of the staff and they have the experience of operating a high-quality women's soccer franchise."
"From our inception, launching a women's first team has been a top priority," said Brooklyn City F.C. President Jesse DeLorenzo. "After evaluating available options, it was clear that UWS shares our genuine commitment to raising the standard for women's soccer, to providing a professional environment for competitive female players, and offering a compelling match experience for our club supporters and the Brooklyn community as a whole. We could not be more eager to hit the field next summer."
Home games will be played on the recently renovated turf field at Poly Prep Country Day School located in south Brooklyn. In the past year, the facility has also been used by USL2 and Division I college programs. In the near future, the club will announce public tryout dates in Brooklyn. Interested players should visit the Brooklyn City F.C. website by clicking HERE to register for more info.
"I'm incredibly thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead the new Brooklyn City F.C. women's team," said Kim Wyant. "The organization has demonstrated a commitment to creating and maintaining an excellent soccer environment for women and girls, and Brooklyn is ready for a top-level women's team. We'll be able to build a fantastic and dynamic squad with the commitment and resources from the Brooklyn City F.C. club leadership. The coaching staff is already in the process of recruiting and identifying players, and we look forward to the team's inaugural kickoff next May."
About Brooklyn City F.C.: Founded in 2017, Brooklyn City F.C. provides youth and adult club teams to a massive Brooklyn soccer community. The club is rapidly expanding on the youth side with 14 teams, over 200 players (50% girls), while also fielding both women's and men's amateur teams. The women's first team will create a pinnacle within the club's female player development path, with a stated goal of eventually promoting top BCFC youth players up into the UWS squad. More information is available at www.brooklyncityfc.org.