Discoveries Soccer Club has joined the Women’s Professional Soccer League as an expansion club, the club announced Monday.
The official name of the team will be Discoveries Soccer Club and will play their games locally at Manchester Meadows, the premier facility in the Rock Hill, SC area. The stadium seats 750 people and is part of a multi-million dollar facility operated by the City of Rock Hill.
“This is exciting for the program and a great opportunity for some of our players to see what the standards and expectations are at the next level of play,” Discoveries executive director Dave Carton said. “It has been an ambition of ours for a while now to venture into the adult game for the girls, and we will operate this program to the highest professional standards possible. Work will start immediately, for player recruitment will be an important aspect of executing a successful program.
“We look forward to providing our community with a program that we can all be proud of. Connecting this program with the rest of the girl players at DSC will be an important part of how we structure the program. We want to provide our academy and select players with positive footballing role models that they can look up to.”
Tryouts for the 2018 season will be announced shortly for spring 2018 and will be open to all college and high school players.
Discoveries Soccer Club currently serves York, Lancaster, and Chester Counties as well as families from South Charlotte. DSC has Junior Academy and Select programs and is partnered with several recreation programs amounting to over 3300 youth soccer players. In fall 2017, DSC added the US Soccer Development Academy program for 11 and 12 year olds. Additionally, the club added the NPL program for its 12U-19U girls and boys programs this past fall.
The Women’s Premier Soccer League is the world’s largest women’s soccer league with its primary focus on developing highly competitive women’s soccer players. The league has more than 100 clubs participating from across the United States.