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EXPANSION NEWS: Pre-Professional Soccer Returns to Grand Rapids as Pass FC Joins UWS

01/25/2024, 11:15pm EST
By Jonathan Ward

Pass FC, a distinguished soccer club based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, proudly announces its participation in the United Women's Soccer (UWS) league for the upcoming 2024 Summer of Soccer. The club, known for its commitment to youth development and community engagement, is set to make its mark on the elite stage of women's soccer.

Established in 2001, Pass FC operates as a non-profit youth club, boasting close to 400 athletes in its program. The club has gained recognition for its successful UPSL Men's team and aims to extend its impact by creating a professional pathway for local talent development in Grand Rapids. The club's dedication to maintaining neutrality and fostering competitiveness aligns with its mission to elevate the soccer community throughout Michigan.

Pass FC's home matches during the 2024 Summer of Soccer will be hosted at Northview High School, providing a vibrant venue for fans to support the team.

TJ Van Slooten, expressing excitement about joining UWS, stated, "We are thrilled to join the elite ranks of UWS and proud to represent West Michigan players in this league! The exceptional support from UWS has been pivotal in this new venture, and we're grateful to contribute to the league's evolving journey."

UWS Commissioner Joe Ferrara shared his enthusiasm about the addition of Pass FC, stating, "We are excited to announce a return to Grand Rapids for United Women’s Soccer with the addition of Pass FC. The community in Grand Rapids and the support that it has shown for its local sports teams are truly unique."

Pass FC looks forward to a dynamic season in UWS, bringing high-level competition and showcasing the talent thriving in West Michigan. The club invites the community to join them on this exciting journey and support women's soccer in the region.

For more information about Pass FC and its involvement in UWS, please visit or contact TJ Van Slooten at

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