METUCHEN, NJ – United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is excited to announce the addition of MSC Peoria to the Midwest Conference for the 2020 season. The team will round out the conference lineup of teams as the second expansion organization from the state of Illinois.
Located in East Peoria, IL, the team was previously named Midwest Soccer Club as part of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Home games will be played in the stadium at Eastside Centre: a premier athletic facility in East Peoria with an attendance capacity of 4,000. It also serves as the home field for East Peoria Community High School.
“We are very excited to join UWS and be able to play high level competition,” said club owner Sean Smith. “We started the Midwest Soccer Club a year ago to give girls in Downstate Illinois an opportunity to showcase their talent and to get to the next level.”
“Fate was on both of our sides when Sean Smith inquired about joining UWS,” said UWS Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. “The organization had already completed the process of a business plan and application to join another league when we had just recently announced expansion into Illinois. This allowed us to streamline the vetting process and add the team into the 2020 calendar in short order as they hit on all the key elements that we look for in an expansion team.”
The Head Coach of MSC Peoria will be Lisa Lubke. Smith will serve as the team’s strength & conditioning coach.