The New England Mutiny will set sail into uncharted waters this summer, as they embark on their maiden voyage in the United Women’s Soccer (UWS) East Conference. The Summer 2016 season in the new national pro-am women’s soccer league will kick off on Saturday, May 14th as the Mutiny host their old rival New York Magic at East Longmeadow High School (7:00 PM kickoff).
New England’s home opener will run in conjunction with the East Longmeadow Parks & Recreation Department and the East Longmeadow Soccer Association. The Mutiny-Magic game will be the conclusion of an all-day soccer jamboree as part of the ELSA Annual Spring Rally and will also serve has a fundraiser for the East Longmeadow Soccer Association.
“We’re really looking forward to this new experience in the UWS East,” said New England Mutiny owner Joe Ferrara, Jr. “To play against one of our original rivals in the New York Magic is the icing on the cake. This will be our first game against them in 16 years, back when we were the Springfield Sirens. We had a great crowd for our opener at East Longmeadow last year alongside the jamboree and we’re hoping for the same this year.”
New England will play five (5) home games in total this season and the full schedule is available on the “Schedule” page of the team’s official website. Season tickets are on sale and are available for $30 (adult) and $20 (youth) and includes a free Mutiny t-shirt. The team has also set up a “Donate a Ticket” program where folks can donate a season ticket to a local youth soccer player.
New England Mutiny fans can now follow the progress of their favorite team during the season via the Sport Ngin Mobile app. Sport Ngin is the hosting service for United Women’s Soccer and has developed this mobile-friendly app for Apple & Android to help kick the sport up another notch for fans. To install the app, simply click HERE and input the Mutiny Team ID number 1391575.
The East Conference champion will compete in the inaugural UWS National Championship vs. the West Conference champion, which will be held the weekend of July 30-31. This season, the West has been chosen to host the championship. For the full UWS schedule, visit the official league website and go to the “Schedule” page.