The Women Premier Soccer League Welcomes Miami United FC Ahead of 2021 Season
Published Apr 2, 2021

MIAMI, Florida – The Women’s Premier Soccer League increases its footprint in the state of Florida by adding historic club, Miami United FC, to its roster of teams for the 2021 season. Miami United FC becomes the second WPSL team in Miami as they join FC Surge, who has been with the league for almost a decade.

Founded in 2012 by Italian entrepreneur and football executive, Roberto Sacca, Miami United FC has developed a winning culture on its men's side that has directly benefited its youth academy and plans to execute its same mission within the WPSL.

“We are excited to join the Women’s Premier Soccer League,” Miami United FC executive director, Mayowa Owolabi, said. “The addition of a WPSL team to our already proven NPSL side for men and our youth development model means Miami United FC now has a complete player development pathway. This addition allows us to provide our female membership and south Florida-based players with the very best programs and competition from around the U.S. and a pathway to the professional ranks.”

In its 10-years, Miami United FC has seen major success in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) where it has become champions of its conference twice and, as a result, has earned the opportunity to compete multiple times in the U.S. Open Cup – the country’s oldest and most prestigious domestic cup competition.  Miami United FC also has teams competing in the National Soccer League (NSL) and other local competitive leagues in south Florida.

Miami United FC hopes to carry over this success on the women’s side within the WPSL. Since the club’s inception, there has always been great interest and inquiries from fans to establish a women’s team. It was celebrating another FIFA Women’s World Cup win by the United States Women’s National Team in 2019 that ignited the fire that led Sacca to make this a reality for Miami.

“Being able to participate in the WPSL is an added value to our organization and we are proud to be part of it!” Sacca said. “We have a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of passion and we want to write important pages in women’s football.”

Miami United FC devotes time to creating developmental opportunities for Miami youth through its Project Next training within its youth academy. The club is also an active member of Autism Soccer – a non-profit organization focused on providing healthy recreation and developmental growth for autistic youth in the Miami area.

For their inaugural WPSL season, Miami United FC will compete in the Southern Division of the Sunshine Conference alongside some of the league’s veteran and successful teams. Invitation-only tryouts will be held in late April and open-public tryouts will be the first weekend in May.


More information about Miami United FC can be found at their website as well as their Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.