Published Jan 14, 2022

CHICAGO (January 14, 2022) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today, Chicago KICS FC will join the league for the 2022 season. With the announcement, the WPSL strengthens its footprint in the Chicago metro-area.

We are excited to bring an elite women’s program to the heart of Chicago, with proud roots tied to the south side, and trigger an entire new generation of talent, hope, and opportunity for our youthful community,” Joshua Pichardo, Chicago KICS FC co-owner, said.

Chicago KICS FC has represented the south side of Chicago since 2010 and provides a player development platform for athletes in Illinois and Indiana. By offering an unparalleled soccer experience that fuels a life-long love for the game, KICS FC is committed to empowering players to achieve their phenomenal.

The club provides an eight-tier pathway pyramid that offers programs that begins on the youth side at five-years-old to the 23U and collegiate levels for both men and women. KICS FC is a US Youth Soccer (USYS) affiliated club and competes annually in the US Club National Cup and USYS State Cup.


KICS FC stays active within the Chicago community by offering soccer clinics in areas which lack programming and investment. The club has partnered with Chicago Inner City Soccer, an organization formed to provide inner city youth with safe and affordable programming, to host its All-Girls camps.

As a native of the south side of Chicago [and] growing up in the 90's, I had to travel an hour to find a competitive club, so the lack of programming and investment in the inner city is long overdue,” Pichardo said.  “Now having the opportunity to invest and bring a program like the WPSL and create a pathway for the next generation in Chicago is truly a dream.” 

For its inaugural season, KICS FC has named Tom Schergen and Antonio Godinez as head coaches. The club will offer adult and child ticket options. The 2022 season schedule and league alignment will be announced soon.




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About the Women’s Premier Soccer League

In its 24th season, the WPSL is the longest active women’s soccer league with more than 125 clubs from coast to coast in 35 states – making it the largest women’s soccer league in the world. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy, and Brandi Chastain.