ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – The USL announced Thursday the cancellation of the 2020 USL League Two season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The league will instead spend the upcoming weeks and months working with numerous League Two clubs in areas of the country where it is deemed safe to help facilitate regional exhibition schedules during the summer and fall months.
“The momentum our clubs have built in League Two across the country in recent years has been tremendous, and today’s announcement – while disappointing – will do nothing to alter that,” said USL League Two Vice President Joel Nash. “We will continue to support soccer being played when and where possible in 2020 and use this time to get even stronger as a league and look forward to returning to competitive action better than ever before in 2021.”
“We would like to thank our fans for their continued support during this uncertain time,” Voyageurs Chief Operating Officer and Owner, Conor Caloia, said. “Our fans have been there from day one and while we are not sure yet if we will be able to enjoy soccer at Capital Credit Union Park this summer, we will return to the pitch together in 2021.”
The Voyageurs will continue to explore options to play meaningful and competitive exhibition matches this Summer and Fall at Capital Credit Union Park subject to local and state restrictions. The Club plans to participate in the USL League Two Heartland Division in 2021. Due to the current statewide shutdown, the front office at Capital Credit Union Park is closed to the public until further notice.
About Green Bay Voyageurs FC and USL League Two: Green Bay is a member of USL League Two and competes in the Heartland Division of the Central Conference. The team plays its home games at Capital Credit Union Park. USL League Two is a pre-professional league affiliated with USL Championship, USL League One and Major League Soccer (MLS). Opponents in the Heartland Division Chicago United, Des Moines Menace, FC Manitoba, Kaw Valley FC, Peoria City, St. Louis Lions, and Thunder Bay Chill. The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, USL League Two (formerly the PDL) features more than 70 franchises in four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 18 clubs that are owned and operated by a professional club, or that hold a partnership with a professional club. League Two has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with more than 70 percent of all selections in the MLS SuperDraft since 2010 having PDL experience, including over 80 percent of selections in the 2019 SuperDraft.