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USASA: Worcester FC on Hiatus; Southie Unveils New Kits

Photo credit: Jennifer Cousino/JMC Photography

Photo credit: Jennifer Cousino/JMC Photography

Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) outfit Worcester FC, which collected a qualifying win during U.S. Open Cup qualifying last fall, will go on hiatus for the 2016 season according to an announcement that was posted on social media on Wednesday.

The central Massachusetts-based selection, which intended to join the ASL for the 2016 season, remained in the BSSL last year as it focused its attention on the league and national tournament play. The club entered U.S. Open Cup qualifying via the Open Division, and picked up a first-round win over Newport FC in October before falling in the second round to New York amateur power Lansdowne Bhoys in November.

“Thank you all for your continuing support as we regroup during our temporary break from action,” the announcement stated. “We will be back and stronger than ever when the timing is right. We came out of the gates, blazing in such a short period of time then hit the wall. We look forward to providing Worcester and all of Worcester County with soccer at a high level and plan to develop the youth into great players and people. Thanks again.”

Worcester FC played its matches at Foley Stadium in Worcester, the same location defunct PDL side Worcester Hydra called home in 2012.


While one amateur side turned the lights off for the upcoming season, another is raring to go – and will do so in new threads.

Boston-based Southie FC unveiled new kits ahead of the new Massachusetts State Soccer League campaign, which kicks off next month.

The Boys in Neon will continue to wear its preferred color in 2016, but with a different twist.

Photo credit: Southie FC

Photo credit: Southie FC

In addition to its MSSL obligations, Southie is also set for U.S. Open Cup competition in May, where they’ll enter the tournament proper in the first round.

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