We’re Making moves up here in the northeast corner
Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any more, feel free to reach out directly. Email’s at the bottom and we’d love to hear from you.
WHAT IS PRO PORTLAND ORIGINAL?
Pro Portland Original is a grassroots and community-led movement to bring a USL League One Professional Soccer franchise to the City of Portland, State of Maine, and Northern New England.
WHAT IS the usl?
The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest and fastest-growing professional soccer organization in North America, comprised of the USL Championship (Division II), and USL League One (Division III).
The USL has more than doubled in the last decade, sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, and cementing its role in building the Professional Soccer landscape and moving the game forward in North America.
With its inaugural season concluding in 2019, USL League One is the new third division of Professional Soccer, focused on uniting passionate fans and communities in new markets that possess strong local ownership groups, populations with broad-based diversity, a vibrant millennial and strong family base, established corporate support, and a stadium to properly showcase the sport for fans, partners, and the public.
Portland, Maine is a thriving sports town and community en masse. We are passionate beyond size, scrappy, creative, and Leading the way. Soccer is the world’s game, a common language, a catalyst and conduit for community. Community is the lifeblood of the City of Portland, and State of Maine in so many ways.
A soccer club is a unique manifestation of its region and emblematic of those it represents. A club is a heartbeat. A reflection of place and purpose. What better place to call home?
What will pro soccer bring to portland?
Soccer brings people together! Pro soccer in Portland will inevitably feed our community, serving up entertainment, camaraderie, and good cheer. The addition of this club will drive future economic, community and cultural value to the city and state, proving Maine’s commitment to constantly enhancing the right kind of value to our state.
Pro soccer will support existing programs, in sport, in experiential culture, and in community grassroots.
As we build the club that represents us it will…
- Attract new visitors, residents, and businesses
- Drive workforce development
- Enhance city and state-wide pride
- Connect people and communities & Celebrate diversity and inclusion
- Elevate and promote the Portland brand & Generate a level of excitement that galvanizes residents and visitors alike
how can i get involved?
This club is community built. All are welcome, and your help and support is needed to make it happen! Be sure to follow, like and share on social media, and US amplify OUR voice. We encourage community engagement, and will be hosting a series of events, workshops, and soccer related watch parties. Sign up below to stay in-the-know, and join us… as TOGETHER, we build a club of our very own.
And of course, we’re always here if you’d like to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org