MUTINY FC & PIONEER VALLEY STORM JOIN FORCES
May 25, 2017   SPRINGFIELD, MA

Pioneer Valley StormConsolidation creates a “Super Club” opportunity for local soccer players

Mutiny FC and the Pioneer Valley Storm are excited to announce the merger of the two Western Massachusetts-based soccer organizations. The two 10-team clubs will begin their new relationship with tryouts taking place next month at Holyoke High School (June 5th, 7th & 12-14). Through this partnership, players will now have a direct developmental path from youth academy soccer to professional soccer within one organization, while maintaining the core values and principles in which both clubs were founded.

Mutiny FC is an affiliate of the New England Mutiny, which provides a two-fold purpose as a training ground for NCAA college athletes and a direct pathway to the professional level by competing in United Women’s Soccer (UWS), the second-tier league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer. On the Boy’s side, the club will now have a partnership with West Ham United of the English Premier League (EPL). As part of the partnership, players will have access to the curriculum, culture and ID programs associated with the professional club both here and abroad.

“The Pioneer Valley Storm is very excited to be merging with the New England Mutiny,” said Pioneer Valley Storm President Shaun Jenks. “The two clubs and their leadership have common goals and perspectives with a focus on providing high quality training with competitive and challenging games for all. We have created a ‘Super Club’ opportunity for players and families with many added benefits while keeping the tuition reasonably priced. We are looking forward to providing something special for the soccer players in Western MA and Northern CT.”

“Youth soccer in western Massachusetts has become so confusing and misleading that the needs of the players and their families have been lost,” said New England Mutiny Owner & GM Joe Ferrara. “Simply put, this agreement is about partnership and better opportunities for kids by combining the resources and expertise of two like-minded organizations. It provides the opportunity for the top local players, who have traditionally gone outside the region for their soccer education, to stay in western Massachusetts. It will also allow for players who are interested in playing in a fun and competitive atmosphere to maximize their potential.”

Latest Posts
  • 13 Jul

    MUTINY MOVE ON TO EAST FINALS WITH 3-0 VICTORY


    The New England Mutiny moved one step closer to the United Women’s Soccer National Championship finals with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Long Island Rough Riders on Friday night. In what has been the by far the most incredible goal-scoring streak in the history of United Women’s Soccer, Mutiny forward Kate Howarth scored in her 11th consecutive game for the team. The Mutiny captain netted her 19th goal of the season and what proved to be the eventual game-winner in the 17th minute. [read more]

  • 08 Jul

    MUTINY DOUSE INFERNO 3-0; HOST PLAYOFFS AT LUSITANO ON FRIDAY


    The New England Mutiny defeated the Lancaster Inferno 3-0 on Saturday and assured themselves a home game in the East Conference playoffs beginning on Friday night at Lusitano Stadium. Kate Howarth (Grand Blanc, MI/Boston Breakers) continued her record-setting season in United Women’s Soccer with her second consecutive hat-trick. The Mutiny’s all-time leading scorer added to her total in the 31’ when she received a long ball from Ellie Jean (Coventry, CT/Penn State University) [read more]

  • 29 Jun

    HOPE AND A PRAYER! MUTINY DEFEAT INFERNO 2-1


    In front of another large crowd, the New England Mutiny defeated the Lancaster Inferno 2-1 at Lusitano Stadium on Friday night. On an evening that featured two former NWSL/WPS professionals, two National Team members and several collegiate All-Stars, it was a local high school phenom that would be the difference in this match. Hope Santaniello (Agawam, MA) potted the game-winner in the 78th minute. [read more]

  • 17 Jun

    MUTINY 5 SYRACUSE 0


    The New England Mutiny defeated Syracuse DA by the final of 5-0. Mutiny Kate Howarth (Grand Blanc, MI/ Univ. of Miami) opened the scoring on the 10' with a blast that hit the the underneath of the crossbar for what would be the game-winner. Zoe Steck (Nutley, NY/UCONN) added her second goal of the season in the 19' slotting the ball on a break in past Syracuse goalkeeper Mackenzie Hanna. Breukelen Woodard (Rutland, VT/Univ. of Penn) got the assist on the play after carruing the ball through the midfield… [read more]


© New England Mutiny 2015