The United Soccer League (USL) was established in 1975. Over the last 33 years, we have been dedicated to giving the children in theShelby, Utica, Macomb, and Sterling Heights area an opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of soccer in a safe and friendly environment. During the 2007 - 2008 season, more than 750 players will have had the opportunity play the world's most popular game. USL has had travel soccer for over 20 years. The USL travel division changed its name to VARDAR EAST in 2006.
Most USL games are played at Whispering Woods Park, which is located on 21 Mile Rd., between Van Dyke and Schoenherr. In the Fall, Under-6 games are played at Lombardo park, located on 22 Mile Rd. , between Van Dyke and Schoenherr.
Being a Recreational League, participation is key. For all players to learn and enjoy the game, each player must play at least 50 % of the game. Teams are rearranged every year in order to ensure that every team has a mix of new players and more experienced players. This ensures that as many games as possible are competitive and no "all-star" teams will dominate an age group.
The USL board is made up of a group of dedicated people who have been in soccer their whole life. The teams in our league are run by volunteer coaches and we cannot thank them enough for their time and dedication.