UWS returns to play in Southeast on Saturday

United Women's Soccer will be the first U.S. national league to return to play when the new UWS League Two will begin in the Southeast Conference on Saturday.

Four teams will compete this summer:

Deltona Stars (FL)
Orlando FC Royals (FL)
SportsParadize Soccer Academy (FL)
Unity FC (FL)

Southeast Conference teams will play a full season of six games. The first match: Unity FC vs. Orlando FC Royals in Orlando.

The Southeast Conference will be the only UWS League Two conference playing a full season in 2020. Other teams in the Midwest and Southwest Conferences are considering a slate of friendlies and tournaments this summer.

UWS will hold a National Cup July 9-17 at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex in Round Rock, Texas. Seven teams plan on entering the tournament:

FC Austin Elite (TX)
Bat Country FC (TX)
CTX Hornets (TX)
Dallas International (TX)
Lancaster Inferno (PA)
Santa Clarita Blue Heat (CA)
Worcester Smiles (MA)

Santa Clarita was the 2016 UWS national champion in its first season after eight in the W-League.

The Women's Premier Soccer League, the other national amateur women's league, canceled its traditional summer season.

On the men's side, the NPSL and USL League Two both decided against playing in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The UPSL, another national amateur men's league, announced plans for a shortened spring season. The first game is scheduled for Sunday in Alaska: Arctic Rush vs. Alaska Timbers.
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