MLS NEXT Pro, the developmental league of Major League Soccer (MLS), has announced the addition of Connecticut United Football Club as the league’s newest independent team.
Based in Bridgeport, Connecticut United is the fifth independent team (not affiliated with a current MLS Pro team) to be added. The club plans on joining the 2025 season.
Connecticut United FC is owned by Connecticut Sports Group (CTSG), and the team will play its home games at a newly constructed stadium in Bridgeport.
The team’s addition to the league is a groundbreaking moment for soccer fans in Connecticut, as it will provide them with a professional soccer team to support and follow.
MLS Next Pro Expansion
The addition of Connecticut United FC to MLS NEXT Pro is significant for the league’s expansion plans.
Connecticut is a state with a rich soccer tradition, and the addition of a new team in Bridgeport will help to grow the sport in the region. The team will also provide a new market for MLS NEXT Pro, which is looking to expand its footprint across the United States.
With the addition of Connecticut United FC, MLS NEXT Pro now has 20 teams in the league. The league is committed to expanding to 30 teams in the coming years, and the addition of new teams like Connecticut United FC is a step towards achieving that goal.
The league is also focused on developing young talent and providing a pathway to professional soccer for young players in the United States.
Read the official MLS press release: https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/mls-next-pro-announces-connecticut-united-as-newest-independent-team