As many of you have heard, the Seattle Wolves are currently working towards adding a professional tier to the club, which will begin play in 2010 in the USL second division.
The addition of a professional tier will solidify the Wolves position as the premier link between amateur/youth football and professional football.
Modeled after European Clubs.
Focused on Player Development.
USL-2 Professional Football in 2010.
In the coming months formal announcement of the club's expansion as well as public meetings and events to engage the football community will be held.
Stay tuned to SeattleWolvesFC.com for more information regarding our new USL-2 franchise.The United Soccer Leagues Second Division (USL-2) is one level below the league the Seattle Sounders have played in for the last 15 years. The Wolves played their 2008 Pacific Coast Soccer League schedule at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
The USL-2 is currently an east coast-only league. There has been talk about creating a division for the western half of the United States. Recenlty Kitsap Soccer Club owner Robin Waite spoke of his interest in going to the USL-2 level. Clubs in Fresno California and the state of Texas have also been mentioned as interested.
Going pro in what would be America's third division will take a strong investment and willingness and the ability to market the club in the same city as the MLS Seattle Sounders FC franchise.
Established in 2002, the Wolves burst into the Northwest soccer scene, quickly moving up four divisions of competitive play within the Greater Seattle Soccer League (GSSL). Since the team's beginning, the Wolves have captured 12 League Titles and 5 Tournament Championships.
In the Fall of 2006, the club grew out of its infancy as a local amateur team, and expanded to include multiple squads and a hunger for higher competition. Currently the Wolves have a tiered amateur to semi-professional system, consisting of four competitive levels of play within the Starfire Premier Soccer League (SPSL) and regional semi-professional leagues.