By Southwester Staff

Washington will gain a second professional women’s soccer team this year, with the new team scheduled to host home matches at Buzzard Point’s Audi Field, along with Major League Soccer’s D.C. United and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Washington Spirit. 

The DC Power Football Club (FC) will be one of eight inaugural teams in the United Soccer League’s Super League, which is scheduled to kick off its first season in August 2024. Former D.C. United standout Frédéric Brillant was announced as Power FC’s first head coach in club history, and local business leader Jordan Stuart will serve as the first club president.

“Power FC’s identity is deeply rooted in the dynamic spirit and resilience of its hometown, Washington, DC,” Stuart said in a press release. “As our nation’s center of power, Washington, DC bears a unique responsibility. The responsibility to lead. To effect change. To inspire. This energy drives Power Football Club.”

Brillant stepped into coaching soccer after retiring from his playing career, previously serving as an assistant coach for D.C. United, including a brief stint as Interim Head Coach. He has spent the past season as an assistant coach with the Utah Royals in the National Women’s Soccer League. 

The inaugural Super League season will run through Spring 2025, inclusive of a winter hiatus. The home opener and specific game day schedule are forthcoming, but will align with the global soccer calendar.

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