Published Jan 19, 2022

NAPA, Calif. (January 19, 2022) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today, Napa Valley 1839 F.C. has joined the league as a member of its 2022 expansion class. With the announcement, the Napa Valley 1839 F.C. mark the league’s 14th expansion team ahead of the 2022 season.

Adding a women’s team to our Napa Valley family is going to put us on the map in a much bigger way,” Arik Housley, Napa Valley 1839 F.C. co-founder and co-owner, said. “We are honored to be part of the growing sport of women’s soccer and will offer a
world-class experience as we are known for here in Napa Valley.”

Formed in 2016, Napa Valley 1839 F.C. assembled with the goal of elevating the soccer scene and experience in Napa Valley and its surrounding communities. The club offered a way for both hometown academy athletes and more seasoned players from around the country to try out and participate in the Napa Valley club-soccer landscape.

Since its inception, the club has valued the importance of community engagement and made that mission its focal point when creating its name. Having the year 1839 in its name speaks on the club’s passion and pride for the Napa community by honoring the year George C. Yount planted the first grapes in Napa Valley. Today, 1839 F.C. continue to value that mission and has been an advocate both on and off the pitch.

Each year the club creates a “good-cause” jersey dedicated to support specific national issues which hold profound significance to local issues closer to home. Its breast cancer jersey was dedicated to a local business owner and early team sponsor, its lung cancer jersey supported a Napa family by honoring the Tracy’s Tribe logo and its ENOUGH kit brought awareness to gun violence after team co-owner Arik Housley lost his 18-years-old daughter, Alaina Housley, in the Borderline Bar mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. in 2018.

For its inaugural season, 1839 F.C. will play its home matches at Dodd Stadium at Justin Siena high school. The club will offer season passes and individual match tickets which are available for purchase on its website.



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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.