Peoria City

Peoria City is Peoria’s own USL League Two pre-professional soccer team. With more than 70 teams in the US and Canada, the USL League Two is comprised of young players furthering their professional development while maintaining collegiate eligibility.

For its inaugural season, Peoria City was placed in the League Two Central Conference Deep North Division with five other franchises: Des Moines Menace, FC Manitoba, Minneapolis City SC, St. Croix SC, and Thunder Bay Chill.

That changes in 2023! Peoria City is now part of the Heartland Division, playing teams in a much closer radius: Chicago City SC, Chicago Dutch Lions FC, Des Moines Menace, FC Wichita, Springfield Athletic SC and St. Charles FC.

Our 12-game season runs mid-May through mid-July, and home games will be played at Bradley University’s Shea Stadium.

Team Leadership

Tim Regan
Head Coach

Former Bradley University standout who played six seasons in Major League Soccer, Tim Regan is Peoria City’s general manager. 

Tim is the Assistant Coach of Bradley University’s soccer team. After playing professionally, Tim’s career has included coaching and front-office experience for MLS, NASL, and US National Teams.

Jim DeRose  

Jim DeRose is the head coach of Bradley University’s soccer team. From conference championships to former players making the pros, his long list of accolades keeps growing.

Jim is as passionate about Peoria as he is soccer, and he has worked tirelessly to make Peoria City a reality in central Illinois.  


80% of MLS Draft Selections since 2010 Played in USL League Two

USL League Two is North America’s leader in pre-professional soccer​.

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