QC United with UWS Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. (middle left) and UWS VP of Finance Francisco Cleaves (middle right). (Photo courtesy of UWS)

METUCHEN, N.J. – United Women’s Soccer announced Monday that Queens City United has been awarded a franchise in the national pro-am league and will compete in the West Conference.

UWS has accepted Queen City United of Regina, Saskatchewan for the 2019 season, pending approval from Canada Soccer, U.S. Soccer Federation, Concacaf and FIFA.

Queen City United is the second UWS franchise based in Canada, following Calgary Foothills Women’s FC which won the UWS West title last season.

“We are pleased to accept Queen City United as our second team in Canada as we continue to maintain our strategy of seeking organizations throughout North America that meet our professional standards,” UWS commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. said.

Queen City United Soccer Club was established during the indoor season of 1987-88. The club was the culmination of two teams coming together: the Regina Spurs and the Regina Steelers. Yhe club has about 350 athletes that range in age from 4- to 18-years-old, male and female.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities and experiences that our participation in UWS will provide for players,” Queen City United director of club operations Hugh Dooley said.

The club strives to provide players the environment in which they can reach their individual potential. It is the oldest active youth club within the city of Regina.