Dear Prospective Franchisee,
On behalf of United Soccer Leagues (USL) and our more than 100 franchisees, I would like to welcome you to the first step of learning about our system.
As USL begins its 25th season, soccer at all levels continues to grow in the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean. The largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America, USL is dedicated to building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans and investors. USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level (USL Super Y-League/USL Super-20 League), continuing through the amateur level (USL Premier Development League/USL W-League) and up to the professional level (USL PRO/MISL). A platform for countless players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to developing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region.
Many prospective franchisees ask what we look for during the application process. The answer is fairly simple; we look for great markets to expand into, venues that will provide an exciting and affordable family entertainment experience and owners who have a passion for soccer and want to elevate the sport to new heights in North America.
Purchasing a franchise requires an individual or investment group to learn as much as possible about the franchisor and its system. As you will read in the materials provided, USL has an excellent foundation, a successful business model for franchisees and has contributed significantly to the development of the sport in North America. Our success during the past 25 years has made us the leader in North American soccer development.
I welcome you to discover USL, and we look forward to possibly speaking with you in the near future.
President, United Soccer Leagues
“The pyramid structure of USL allows a franchise to develop players through the Super Y-League and Premier Development League, and actually maintain ownership of a player after all of the hard work has come to fruition. In North American professional soccer, the USL is the only viable way to truly maintain a development program that is similar in nature to the academy systems in Europe.”
Phil Rawlins, President, Orlando City SC