Published Jan 27, 2022


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (January 27, 2022) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today, Sioux Falls City Futbol Club has joined the league for the 2022 season. With the announcement, the league expands its membership into South Dakota.

We are excited to bring an elite level of women’s soccer to Sioux Falls and look forward to fulfilling our mission of empowering women through soccer,” Melissa Nelson, Sioux Falls City FC co-owner, said.

Established in 2021, Sioux Falls City FC was formed as a community-focused amateur soccer club that strives to provide the highest level of developmental soccer opportunities for elite female soccer players in the Sioux Falls region.

The club’s ownership group consists of former college athletes who have children playing collegiate women’s soccer at Division I and II programs of the NCAA – Melissa Nelson, Emily Thomas, Gabe Nelson, and Eric Thomas.

For its inaugural season, SCFC will offer season tickets and individual game tickets. Conference alignments and schedules will be announced by the league 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.