Published Feb 21, 2024



URBANA, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2024) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today that Junction FC will take the WPSL field this summer for the league’s 26th season. With the announcement, the league confirms the expansion side will face off against five teams from Dayton, Indianapolis, Evansville, and St. Louis in the Gateway Division of the Midwest Conference.

“We feel like it is the perfect time to expand and promote the game, especially on the women’s side, and the WPSL’s standards of professionalism and excellence were too good to pass up,” Mark Sikora, Junction FC’s co-president and general manager, said.

Entering its first season of establishment, Junction FC is a community-based, non-profit organization that strives to combine top-tier soccer opportunities with community outreach programs – specifically for those who strive for female empowerment both on and off the field.

“We are excited to bring this high level of women’s soccer to our part of the country that will provide a pathway for players in our community to compete regionally and nationally,” Sikora said. “Our sports have been growing leaps and bounds and we believe we can play a part in helping it grow to even greater heights.”

Kip McDaniel has been named to lead Junction FC as head coach for its debut WPSL season. Josh Stebbins and Noy Radanavong complete the coaching staff as assistants.

The Gateway Division will host the Midwest Conference Championship after an 8-to-10 unbalanced, regular season schedule.


For more information on Junction FC visit its official website or follow its social channels – Instagram, Facebook

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About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
The WPSL returns for its 26th season of play as the longest-active women’s soccer league in the United States. Boasting more than 140 clubs nationwide while occupying 32 states coast-to-coast, the WPSL solidifies itself as the largest women’s soccer league in the world. Team rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s national team players have played in the WPSL since its inception in 1998, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, and Brandi Chastain.