Mercer County, New Jersey – Real Central New Jersey (RCNJ) and United Soccer League (USL) announced today that the club is exploring the possibility of becoming a professional football club in Central New Jersey. The club eventually managed to run teams in multiple of his USL leagues, including the USL Super League Pro Women’s Team and the USL League 1 Pro Men’s Team. The club is already participating in the pre-pro league with his USL League 2 teams for men, and the club’s youth for boys and girls in his USL Academy program with his affiliates.
“Through its USL League 2 and USL Academy teams, Real Central New Jersey has created new pathways for top players and a strong connection to a community that truly loves football,” said USL COO and Chief Real Estate Officer. Justin Papadakis said. “The club leadership is well aware of the benefits that professional clubs can offer to local fans, players and businesses. We are working with them on the steps necessary to achieve that vision. ”
To kick off the exploratory effort, Real Central NJ will host a fan listening session and US and Iran watch parties on November 29th. USMNT against Iran in the final group stage match of the Men’s FIFA World Cup. Listening sessions help fans add their voices and build his football pro as an integral part of the club.
RCNJ Partner and Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Ryan said: “We are a unique Jersey. Central Jersey is authentic and does not belong to New York or Philadelphia, so our football culture should reflect our unique qualities.”
Established in 2020, RCNJ provides a platform for football fans and players to access quality football watching and playing opportunities.
Real Central NJ’s women’s team debuted in the summer of 2021 with great success, reaching the Division Finals of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. In her second year, the women won the Mid-Atlantic division and earned the right to host the Eastern Conference tournament.
“Our pre-pro women’s program provides the opportunity for top Central New Jersey players to play in a highly competitive environment all summer long,” said Ben Chanelich, women’s general manager and partner. says. “I have been very impressed with the quality of play, the commitment of the players and the success achieved in the first two seasons. We are excited to begin our journey to bring professional-level football to our players and fans.”
The club has several pre-pro and adult league men’s teams, including USL League 2. The League Two team took his third place in that division in the summer of 2022, and the club’s year-round adult squad entered the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup amateur qualifier for the first time this September.
“The club wants to move up into the professional ranks, so it will continue to attract and develop local talent,” says Ira Jersey, general manager and partner of Men’s. The challenge is the lack of local platforms to play professionally near home or school, with local professional clubs where players can try themselves at a young age. ”
For RCNJ fans, becoming a professional club is the next big step in building the sport and the club. RCNJ is also a platform for local and regional businesses.
“Adding a professional program to our pre-professional teams will not only improve football in our region, but also increase opportunities for club sponsors, business partners, fans and supporters to connect with the sport and through the club.Our vision from the beginning. It’s part of,” says Ryan.
“Capital Health is proud to be a presenting sponsor of Real Central NJ Soccer. Our approach promotes healthy lifestyle values, provides excellent growth opportunities for local athletes, provides engaging games for our communities, and provides quality programs for young footballers in our region. It fits well with their commitment to
The club wants fans to provide feedback on the experience they want from professional football, including pre-match activities, in-match experiences and post-match party atmosphere. For more information, club website.