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First-ever Brooklyn FC home match set for August 31

The women's team of the new USL franchise will make its Brooklyn debut against Carolina Ascent FC at Coney Island's Maimonides Park.

Brooklyn’s women will make their USL Super League home debut very soon. | Image via

We now know when Brooklyn Football Club will play their first competitive home match.

The club and USL announced that Brooklyn FC Women will play their USL Super League home opener on Saturday, August 31 at Maimonides Park in Coney Island. Brooklyn will face Carolina Ascent FC at a yet-to-be-announced time.

In fact, start times have not been announced for any of the USL Super League home openers, which were all unveiled yesterday by the new Division One women's league.

Brooklyn FC will be one of eight teams participating in the league's inaugural season. The Coney Island-based team will join the aforementioned Carolina Ascent FC, plus Dallas Trinity FC, DC Power FC, Fort Lauderdale United FC, Lexington Sporting Club, Spokane Zephyr FC, and Tampa Bay Sun FC.

Brooklyn is one of two Super League teams, along with Lexington Sporting Club, to also have a men’s team under the same badge and name. The men of Brooklyn FC make their competitive debut in 2025, joining the USL Championship for its next season, as Hudson River Blue first reported in March.

USL Super League, Season 1 kicks off on Saturday, August 17, with three matches planned over both days of the first weekend in league history.

American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina will host the new league's first-ever match, with Carolina Ascent taking on DC Power FC (and head coach Frédéric Brillant, familiar to followers of NYCFC in MLS).

Brooklyn FC isn't part of either additional "opening weekend" match-up—those are Spokane Zephyr FC vs. Fort Lauderdale United FC, and Tampa Bay Sun FC vs. Dallas Trinity FC.

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Instead, Brooklyn's new USL franchise seems likely to play its first-ever match on the road sometime around the weekend of August 24, though that has not been confirmed or announced.

That means it's almost exactly three months until the expansion women's team begins play, though a lot remains still to be announced and confirmed about New York City's newest soccer team.

Brooklyn FC is one of three new USL Super League teams yet to name their head coach, joining Dallas and Spokane. Brooklyn is also one of four Super League teams yet to announce the signing of any players for its first-ever squad, again joining Dallas and Spokane, but also Lexington Sporting Club.

How New York City's newest professional women's soccer team takes shape is still very much to be determined, but that squad does look set to play 14 regular season home matches.

The Brooklyn FC team website says season tickets for its inaugural USL Super League campaign "begin under $20 per match...and include all 14 regular season matches with right of refusal for additional matches."

A planned 14 home matches would seem to indicate that each USL Super League team will play a total of 28 matches, that is if the league chooses to have teams play an equal number of home and away games. Might that mean each USL Super League team plays the seven other competitor clubs twice each at home and on the road?

That’s speculation, as the USL didn't announce a full, final Super League schedule, but says to expect one in the coming weeks, along with announcements about its "competition format," code for, how the league plans to handle its playoffs.

A slate of 28 matches would be nearly identical to the 26 regular season matches NWSL teams play. There's one noticeable difference between NWSL and USL Super League schedules, as the Super League follows a "fall-to-spring" timeline that kicks off at summer's end and plays straight through the middle of the winter. That's different from NWSL, or MLS and USL on the men's sides, who all play "spring-to-fall" and avoid mid-winter matches.