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EXPANSION NEWS: UWS Welcomes Back The New York Magic

05/06/2024, 1:30pm EDT
By Jonathan Ward

New York, NY - United Women's Soccer (UWS) is delighted to announce the return of the New York Magic to its league for the upcoming 2024 season. The New York Magic, one of the oldest women's soccer franchises in the United States, brings a rich history of competing and a commitment to player development to the UWS.

Commonly referred to as the "United Nations of Women's Soccer" due to its roster of international players, the New York Magic has long been a staple in women's soccer, providing a highly competitive environment for female players while fostering their growth and development. The team's mission aligns perfectly with the goal of UWS in promoting and advancing women's soccer at all levels.

The Magic will play its home games at the state-of-the-art facility on the campus of Columbia University.

Competing in the New York Metropolitan Women's Soccer League (NYMWSL), the New York Magic has deep roots in the soccer community. Led by President Lyndelle Phillips and Head Coach Nino DePasquali, the Magic brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the UWS.

Coach Nino DePasquali expressed his excitement about the team's return stating, "There's a buzz in the building about returning to UWS. We are eager to compete in a soccer environment that upholds high quality and standards."

The club's commitment to excellence makes them a valuable addition to the league, promising a competitive season and a bright future in UWS.

"We are thrilled to welcome back the New York Magic to the UWS East Conference," said UWS Commissioner Joe Ferrara. "Female players have more professional opportunities than ever before and Lyndelle and Nino were pioneers in this sport and deserve recognition for their contribution to the landscape of women’s soccer in the United States."

The return of the New York Magic adds to the strength of the UWS East Conference and enhances the overall competitiveness of the league. Fans can expect an exciting season ahead as the Magic showcase their talent on the field.

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