Union Unveils Women's Club Name & Crest

Published Mar 27, 2023


Flower City 1872 - Official Press Release



Rochester, NY (March 6, 2023) - The Flower City Union is laying down roots in women's soccer this season. The club is officially announcing their amateur women's team, Flower City 1872, that will play in the United Women's Soccer (UWS) league. The team will play at the Rochester Community Sports Complex alongside the Flower City Union squad. FC1872 will provide an opportunity to local talent to continue their soccer playing career in Rochester. The namesake and crest honor the iconic Susan B. Anthony. In 1872, she and 14 other Rochester women voted in a federal election in a groundbreaking case for voting rights.


"We are excited to continue the legacy of women's soccer in Rochester. There has recently been a strong presence in Rochester between the WNY Flash and the Lady Lancers. We are appreciative of Soccer Sam for giving us the usage of the UWS franchise in Rochester. We are beyond excited to expand the Flower City Union brand to provide women the opportunity to play in a competitive league in our community," says club owner, Jimmy Paola.


"Susan B. Anthony was all for women to have every opportunity to participate in sport, which was an incredibly radical position in her day. She also was committed to pay equity, and we are thrilled that women's soccer has been leading the charge. Connecting Anthony and Rochester with professional women's soccer could not be more appropriate," says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the Susan B. Anthony House.


Stay tuned for further information as the club gets underway. Follow the journey on all social channels @FlowerCity1872, website and mailing list coming soon.




About United Women’s Soccer (UWS)

United Women’s Soccer is a national pro-am league founded in December 2015 on the basis of providing equality, opportunity and respect for the women’s game. UWS has proven to be an innovative league that has paved the way for the further advancement of women’s soccer. Ninety-plus teams based in the United States and Canada comprise two distinct levels of competition: UWS and UWS League Two (UWS2).


With over 23 NWSL draftees & 100 professional contracts to its name, UWS provides high level competition for college players, aspiring & former professionals, and international stars. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship.

Stay connected on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn. Visit the league’s official website at Watch the league’s live shows each week on their YouTube channel.


UWS Vision:

To become the preeminent pro-am women’s soccer league in North America.


UWS Mission:

To advance women’s soccer by operating a standards-driven league in partnership with our member teams.


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