Founded in 1998, the Western Mass Pioneers played in the USISL D-3 Pro League in 1998, the USL D-3 Pro League from 1999-2002, the USL Pro Select League from 2003-04 and the USL Second Division from 2005-09 before joining the USL PDL in 2010. The Pioneers were champions of the USL D-3 Pro League in 1999 and won USL D-3 Pro League Northern Division in 2002. They also finished first in the USL Second Division regular season in 2005. The Pioneers play their home matches at Lusitano Stadium (Ludlow, Mass.).