METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has officially announced the match details for the upcoming 2018 National Championship (July 21-22).
The teams that qualified for the National Championship are the Houston Aces (Southwest Conference Champions), Calgary Foothills Women’s FC (West Conference Champions), Grand Rapids FC Women (Midwest Conference Playoff Champions) and the Inferno Rush (East Conference Championship Game winner), who defeated the Connecticut Fusion 2-0 on Tuesday evening to secure their spot in the field.
The draw to determine the National Semifinal matchups on Saturday was held on Wednesday morning at the league office. In the first Semifinal, it will be a matchup of old West Conference foes as Calgary Foothills Women's FC will take on the Houston Aces. The second Semifinal matchup will feature Grand Rapids FC Women squaring off against the newly crowned East Conference champions, the Inferno Rush.
The league also announced that the location of the 2018 UWS National Championship has been moved to Grandville, MI and all matches will be held at Grandville High School, the site of the 2017 UWS National Championship.
“We are looking forward to working with Grand Rapids FC once again in hosting our league championship,” said UWS Commissioner Joseph Ferrara, Jr. “The 2017 event brought some of the best soccer atmospheres I’ve ever seen since I’ve been involved in the sport and I believe that the 2018 event in Grand Rapids will be a similar success."
Ticket prices for the 2018 UWS National Championship are $10 for single-day entry and $15 for a two-day pass. To purchase tickets for the event, click HERE.
2018 UWS National Championship (Grandville, MI)
NATIONAL SEMIFINALS (Saturday, July 21)
4:30 PM EDT – Calgary Foothills Women's FC vs. Houston Aces
7:30 PM EDT – Grand Rapids FC Women vs. Inferno Rush
NATIONAL FINAL (Sunday, July 22)
6:30 PM EDT – Semifinal Winners
About United Women's Soccer:
UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media can contact the UWS Communications office by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.