TURLOCK, Calif. - Today the USL announced that Academica SC will be the latest club to join USL League Two.
The club has a rich history in Turlock, founded in 1972 by several members of the Portuguese Cultural Center before developing several local amateur teams. Those teams won championships in several competitions in the 1980’s, 90’s and 00’s. They have extensive experience in the elite pre-professional space, and will be looking to continue their success in League Two.
“Academica SC is going to be a really exciting part of the next League Two season,” USL VP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, Joel Nash, said. “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Academica SC to the USL family. We know their local fans will enjoy the high standard of entertainment and competition in League Two, and we’re excited to have them. This club has become an integral part of the Turlock community, and an example of what we want our clubs to be.”
Academica SC will join League Two and W League competitions beginning in the 2023 season.