FC Buffalo to host UWS National Championship Weekend in Buffalo-Niagara region

FC Buffalo is ecstatic to serve as hosts for the 2024 United Women’s Soccer National Championship weekend this July 19-21, as the club brings the four-team postseason tournament to the Buffalo-Niagara region for two national semifinal rounds and a national final.

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FC Buffalo will also be one of the four national semifinalists, bypassing the East Conference playoffs as hosts after winning the Iron Division with Sunday’s 2-2 draw versus Steel City. FCB will kickoff the second game of the Friday, July 19 doubleheader. The first match will kick off at 5 pm ET.

All three games will be played at Robert Rich Sr. All-High Stadium and the club looks forward to showcasing both Buffalo and Niagara Falls to the clubs who visit this month.

“Our club was founded to put our city on a stage, and we are both honored and humbled by the opportunity to showcase our league and our city this month,” said club co-owner Nick Mendola. “This announcement is months in the making, and we want to thank UWS commissioner Joe Ferrara for his endless work on behalf of the league.”

“We’d also like to thank all of our sponsors but especially those who’ve been involved in this initiative like The Martin Group, The Cambria Hotel of Niagara Falls, Antonio’s Banquet Center, and more to be announced in the coming days.”

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UWS has showcased some of the top women’s players in the world, including Catarina Macario, Ashley Sanchez, Deyna Castellanos, Stephanie Labbe, and Lauren Sesselman. NWSL draft picks to come out of UWS in recent seasons include Alyssa Thompson, Clara Robbins, Olivia Wingate, Savannah DeMelo, Viviana Villacorta, and Taylor Kornieck.

“We are thrilled to host our National Championship in Buffalo this year,” Ferrara said. “The city has a rich sports culture and a passionate community that will make this event unforgettable for our athletes and fans.”

“Buffalo is the perfect stage to showcase the incredible talent within our league,” said Jonathan Ward, UWS Director of Marketing. “We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our players and the spirit of the UWS community in such a vibrant city.”

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