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Rhode Island FC Announces Soccer Rhode Island as Youth Soccer Partner

March 22, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Rhode Island FC News Release

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Today, Rhode Island FC announced Soccer Rhode Island as the club's Youth Soccer Partner. As the largest youth soccer organization in the state, Soccer Rhode Island services over 23,000 youth players and 3,500 coaches throughout the region. The focus of the partnership will emphasize support and collaboration between RIFC and Soccer Rhode Island year-round as both organizations continue to grow and support the greater soccer community.

To kick off the affiliation, Rhode Island FC and Soccer Rhode Island are partnering for Youth Soccer night on April 6, when the club hosts Charleston Battery at 7:30 p.m. The community event at Beirne Stadium will include an exclusive gate giveaway for all young fans in attendance, games, merch and swag inside RIFC Fan Fest, as well as player autographs after the match. Youth soccer teams interested in experiencing Youth Soccer Night can contact RIFC Ticketing at or call 401-955-RIFC (7432).

"Since the inception of our club, Soccer Rhode Island has been supportive of our mission and this partnership is a testament to the positive impact both organizations will continue to make for all Rhode Island," said Rhode Island FC president Brett Luy. "Soccer is about community and we look forward to strengthening the positive impact of the sport across the region, together."

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000, Soccer Rhode Island offers and administers a variety of programs designed to educate, train, support and develop the Ocean State's current and future generations of athletes, coaches, referees and parents. A member of US Youth Soccer, the nation's largest youth sports organization, Soccer Rhode Island is managed by a Board of Directors overseeing several programs including ODP, Competitive Soccer, Recreation Soccer and TOPSoccer. The organization also sponsors numerous competitive and recreational tournaments and festivals throughout the year.

"This partnership encapsulates a shared vision for our young athletes, offering them pathways for growth, inspiration, and the chance to aspire to lofty goals," said Soccer Rhode Island President Steve Marmas. "Soccer Rhode Island eagerly looks forward to the promising journey ahead alongside Rhode Island FC, cultivating lasting memories and remarkable accomplishments for our players, families, and the entire Soccer Rhode Island community."

Soccer Rhode Island currently services 38 member clubs across the state, including Bayside FC and Scorpions SC (Bruno United FC), the former youth clubs of recent RIFC signees Kevin Vang and Nate Silveira, respectively. Fans can learn more about Soccer Rhode Island by visiting or stopping by the Soccer Rhode Island activation tent inside RIFC Fan Fest on select matchdays.

Rhode Island FC continues its inaugural 2024 USL Championship season at Bryant University's Beirne Stadium on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. against Charleston Battery. Limited tickets are available now and can be purchased at, by calling 401-955-RIFC (7432) or at the Beirne Stadium box office on matchday, pending availability. 2024 RIFC Group Tickets, Season Ticket Memberships, Flex Plans and Mini Plans are also available now to purchase on

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