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There’s a new game in town! Flint welcomes women’s soccer team

Atwood Stadium isn’t just for the guys anymore when it comes to pro-level football. Flint will host a new USL women’s soccer team in town for 2022.

The new Flint City AFC will kick off its inaugural season on May 7 at legendary Atwood Stadium. Four-time national champion Flint City Bucks acquired famed women’s team Corktown AFC and rebranded as Flint City AFC. As an extension of the Flint City Bucks organization, the team, like the Bucks, will serve as a development platform for athletes from Flint and its surrounding cities for football players to pursue pre- professionals through the USL.

“We are thrilled to form this partnership with Eddie Hudson and launch a USL W League team in Flint, Michigan,” Flint City AFC President Costa Papista said in a press release. “Building a women’s team has always been on our radar and the timing of the launch of the USL W League is ideal for our organization. We know our supporters will be delighted as they have strongly encouraged us to make this a reality.

Flint City AFC will share Kettering’s Atwood Stadium with four-time national champion Flint City Bucks to play men’s and women’s pre-professional matches at the stadium. Papista told us teams will have their own “time” on the pitch and won’t have overlapping games or double-headers to give each team time in the spotlight.

Flint City AFC will participate in the USL W League. The USL W League is made up of the top clubs in the USL Championship, League One and League Two. Other regional teams include AFC Ann Arbor, Detroit City FC, Grand Rapids-based Midwest United FC, Indy Eleven , the Cincinnati-based Kings Hammer FC and Louisville City.

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