USL League One – New Teams For 2020

Division Three League Will Field 12 teams in 2020 Season 


MIAMI, Fla. (January 25, 2020) —

For its second season, the USL League One will field twelve teams.

Among the newcomers will be second teams for Inter Miami CF’s and the New England Revolution. Miami and New England join Union Omaha SC as expansion clubs.

Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami

“We’re thrilled to have Inter Miami CF and the New England Revolution join League One,” said USL Senior Vice President Steven Short. “It’s exciting to watch our league as it continues to grow in both size and intensity. We’re already looking forward to our second year of competition and know that both of these clubs will be tremendous additions to our league.”   

Inter Miami is Major League Soccer’s 25th club, set to begin play in March of 2020. The club is led by managing owner Jorge Mas and co-owner and President of Soccer Operations David Beckham. The League One side will train and play in Fort Lauderdale at the new Inter Miami Stadium and Training Complex (Centro Deportivo). The first team as well as the Inter Miami CF Academy will also train and practice there.

Sporting Director Paul McDonough had this to say:

“League One is the final piece of our development structure. We are proud to close this deal and join a competitive league where our youth players can compete against quality opponents,” said Paul McDonough, the Sporting Director for Inter Miami CF. “This team will provide more opportunities for players from South Florida as well as elite international prospects.”

New England Revolution

Owned and operated by Robert and Jonathan Kraft, the New England Revolution are one of the founding members of Major League Soccer and have a rich history that spans more than two decades since the league’s launch in 1994. In addition to winning the U.S. Open Cup in 2007, the Revolution have participated in five MLS Cups, with its most recent appearance coming in 2014. New England has qualified for the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs under the leadership of newly appointed Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena who will oversee the League One side in conjunction with Technical Director Curt Onalfo.

“The addition of Revolution II is a critical step that fully defines the pathway for our younger players to professional soccer with the New England Revolution,” said Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo. “USL League One is an excellent opportunity for our young talent to compete against quality opponents and we’re excited for how this new team will elevate our player development model.” 

Union Omaha

Union Omaha’s brand and colours were revealed last October by Alliance Omaha Soccer (USL Omaha).

“We are a club formed by people with a common purpose; it only seemed appropriate that our name should embody this vision. We are honored to officially be Union Omaha,” said Alliance Omaha Soccer CEO and Managing Partner Gary Green. “This is a crest our players and our fans will wear over their hearts, and they do so knowing that it is not just the crest, but our club, being built from the ground up. We want to thank the thousands of fans that were a part of us identifying a name and designing the crest. We will continue to listen to you as we grow this club and grow Omaha.”

The crest was designed by Matthew Wolff, owner of Matthew Wolff Design, in collaboration and input from the community.

“Union Omaha is the only American club represented by the great horned owl, and it will serve as a symbol for us to be fierce and competitive on the pitch,” said Matt Homonoff, the team’s Chief Operating Officer.  “Off the pitch, the stars will be our three pillars for all we do in the community. This club will always be about the incredible people that represent our region, creating a sense of place and sharing a common purpose to grow the beautiful game.”

Inter Miami First Training Session

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (January 21, 2020) —

In another series of ‘firsts,’ Inter Miami CF held its historical first training session yesterday at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. A new season had begun. The very first one, and one which for fans must have seemed like a day they never thought would arrive.

This came 1811 days after February 5, 2014, the day that David Beckham announced to the crowd gathered at the Pérez Art Museum that he would bring an MLS franchise to Miami.

Or 4 years, 11 months, 16 days. Or 59 months, 16 days, including the end date. In other words, a fairly long time.

But now the eternal wait is over; the doubters, the haters and the NIMBY’s silenced. Find out how this historical day went by clicking the link here:

Manager Diego Alonso guides the Miami players through technical drills yesterday at Barry University.
The 2020 MLS game ball.

David Beckham in Qatar: "The World Cup 2022 Will Be A Dream."

David Beckham, who is a co-owner of Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami, was in Doha in December and was interviewed on the subject of the World Cup which is coming to Qatar.

During a visit to Education City Stadium – exactly three years before the Qatar 2022 final will take place – the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain star said Qatar’s tournament will be ‘a dream’ for players and fans thanks to its friendliness and state-of-the-art facilities.

[RELATED: Major Sponsor Announcement Expected For Inter Miami]

“I think as a player and a fan you want to visit a World Cup competition with great facilities, safe facilities, great hotels and great culture – and that’s what Qatar is all about,” said Beckham, who was given a tour of Education City Stadium by Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.

Speaking of challenges, he compared the challenges that were overcome to bring the tournament to Qatar to those he faced during the past seven years of securing his club in Miami.

“To make dreams come true, to make memories like this, it takes hard work. You always are questioned on certain things, and people will always doubt you on certain things. But, Miami is proof, and Qatar is proof that anything is possible.”

Beckham has been a frequent visitor to Qatar in recent years, and he said he has seen the country rapidly evolve. “I’ve been here quite a few times and I’ve seen the change and development,” said Beckham, who was visiting to attend the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final between CF Monterrey and Liverpool FC at Khalifa International Stadium.

“Most importantly, it’s always been such a family environment here – and I think that is something as a player and a fan you really want at a World Cup. Three years to the day [until the World Cup final] it’s going to be pretty incredible.”

Listen to David Beckham speak about the World Cup 2022 which will be held in Qatar.

David Beckham tours the Education City Stadium in Qatar | Photo: FIFA

Inter Miami linked with major sponsorship

MIAMI, Fla. (January 20, 2020) —

BREAKING: Inter Miami is currently the only club in MLS without a shirt sponsor for the 2020 campaign but the lack of a sponsor is likely to end very soon. Sources expect a major agreement to be announced in the next few days.

Read more about this over on Inter Miami Hoy.


Inter Miami's players have unique hydration needs. Fortunately they now have an official sports drink.

MIAMI, Fla (January 15, 2020) —

BODYARMOR Sports Drink today announced a multi-year partnership with Inter Miami CF, establishing the brand as the team’s “Official Sports Drink” starting this upcoming 2020 Major League Soccer season. Details about this new agreement can be found on Inter Miami Hoy by clicking on the link below or by going to intermiamihoy.com.

“BODYARMOR is America’s new leader in sports hydration and they are a great fit for Major League Soccer – the League for a new North America,” said MLS senior VP of Business Development Carter Ladd in statement.

“BODYARMOR believes in the future of Major League Soccer and is committed to joining us in our ongoing efforts to elevate soccer’s popularity to even higher levels in North America. BODYARMOR’s rise and momentum mirrors that of MLS, and we are excited to kick off the partnership at the Leagues Cup final and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

A premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, antioxidants and coconut water made with no artificial flavors, sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources, BODYARMOR is now the No. 2 sports drink sold in US convenience stores nationwide and on track to eclipse $700 million in retail sales by the end of 2019.

Inter Miami Selects Two in the 2020 MLS Superdraft presented by adidas

MIAMI, Fla. (January 9, 2019) —

With the first overall pick, Inter Miami selected the 2019 Mac Hermann winning striker Robbie Robinson, 21, from Clemson University. With the third pick, they went with the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s champion full-back Dylan Nealis, 21, from Georgetown University. 

More on today’s selections including sporting director Paul McDonough’s assessment and what to expect next on Inter Miami Hoy.