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Brooklyn is Getting a New Professional Soccer Team — Here's What You Need to Know

Brooklyn Football Club will make its USL League-One debut in 2025.
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Soccer fans in Brooklyn that have been clamoring for a professional sports team to root for will soon get their wish.

Brooklyn Football Club (BKFC), New York City's newest pro soccer club, was announced this week, unveiling its team name and logo to the public.

The newly-established football team says that it will be making its debut in 2025, where it will be competing in USL League-One, a professional soccer league that rivals Major League Soccer (MLS) in terms of rising talent in the sport.

The club adds that it is excited to be a part of the league and "drive forward the historic Brooklyn name."

"Honing in on the history, community, and ferocity that Brooklyn is known for; the team is excited to bring forward an identity that was developed with fan input that represent different demographics throughout Brooklyn, identifying themes of inclusion, honesty, boldness and fearlessness," said a release from BKFC.

Brooklyn Football Club is owned by North Sixth Group and its CEO, Matt Rizzetta. Rizzetta currently serves as a minority shareholder in Serie B side Ascoli, as well as a majority owner of Campobasso 1919, an Italy-based team that is invested by television celebrities Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.