REDLANDS, Calif. - Redlands FC will be the latest club to join USL League Two, the USL announced Thursday.
“Our ownership group is extremely proud of its roots in Redlands,” Ryan Whiley, Redlands FC CEO and Redlands native, said. “We want to give back to the community by providing a team they can rally around for years to come.”
The club’s mission is to source NCAA eligible players from local universities, and creating a sense of pride about the Redlands community. The club will provide local players the opportunity to develop in a highly competitive environment and internalize the unique identity that comes with representing Redlands FC.
“We’re so excited that everyone at Redlands FC wants to get their club started in USL League Two,” USL VP of Youth and Pre-Professional Properties, Joel Nash, said. “This is a group that’s extremely motivated to bring incredible soccer that the Redlands community will be proud to cheer for.”
This will be Redlands FC’s first season participating in competition. The club was founded in 2022 by Redlands native Ryan Whiley, along with owners Christopher Driscoll and Rajat Khare.
The club will host matches at Dodge Stadium of Redlands High School in 2023.