Peoria City To Play First Game at Home May 14

PEORIA, IL (Jan. 25, 2022) – Peoria City will make its official debut Saturday, May 14 on its home field at Bradley University’s Shea Stadium when the club opens the 2022 USL League Two season against fellow expansion franchise Minneapolis City SC.

Peoria City’s complete 2022 schedule will be released by USL League Two Thursday.

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

USL League Two is expected to announce each team’s 2022 schedule Jan. 27. Each team will play a 12-game regular-season schedule split evenly between six home games and six road games.

The club will unveil its franchise branding marks, technical staff, team roster, ticket plans and single-game promotions throughout the winter and spring. Fans are encouraged to follow Peoria City on social media outlets Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for team updates and features.

About USL League Two

A part of United Soccer Leagues, LLC, which also operates the USL Championship, USL League One, Super Y League and the new USL Academy, USL League Two is the top pre-professional soccer league in North America, offering a summer platform for aspiring professionals across the United States and Canada. League Two is the defined and proven pathway for players to progress to the ranks of professional soccer, while its clubs become fixtures in the communities where they operate. More than 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have League Two experience, including 66 alumni chosen in 2018 and 61 in 2019. Werder Bremen’s Josh Sargent, Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin, and Atlanta United’s Brad Guzan are among the many U.S. National Team players to have competed in USL League Two before making their professional debuts.

“Peoria will play home to future stars of American soccer.”
- Jim DeRose, Bradley University Head Soccer Coach

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