TAMPA, Fla. – (Thursday, November 1, 2018) – USL League One announced on Thursday 10 teams will compete in a single table during the inaugural 2019 season, with the league’s regular season consisting of 28 games.
“This is an exciting moment for the league, as the competition format for the first season in USL League One history was approved by the Board of Governors today,” USL League One Senior Vice President Steven Short said. “Kickoff is nearly four months away, so fans and followers of the 10 clubs set to compete can expect many major announcements in the next few months, including the full schedule release.”
The 2019 regular season will kick off the weekend of March 29-31 and is slated to conclude on the weekend of Oct. 4-6. The 2019 USL League One Playoffs, which will consist of four teams, begin the weekend of Oct. 11-13, with the final match of the postseason set to take place from Oct. 17-21.
The 28-game season will see each club play eight clubs three times, apart from one club that they will play four times.
USL League One is shaping the future of the game in the United States, uniting passionate fans in new markets with the thrill of a proven professional soccer experience. League One submitted its sanctioning application to the U.S. Soccer Federation on Aug. 14. South Georgia Tormenta FC, FC Tucson, Greenville Triumph SC, a Madison-based team, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Toronto FC II, Orlando City B, Lansing Ignite FC and the Richmond Kickers have been revealed as teams set to compete in the inaugural 2019 season. The 10th and final founding member for 2019 will be revealed soon.