After a years-long process, North Sixth Group was granted the exclusive rights to an expansion professional football team in Brooklyn by the United Soccer League. This paved the path for the birth of Brooklyn Football Club, the first Brooklyn-born professional team to represent the world’s most beautiful game in the world’s most beloved borough. Brooklyn Football Club will begin playing in 2025 and is operational as of 2023 with its management team, youth academy and merchandising line. With a population of 2.3 million people and a global awareness unlike any other city in the world, Brooklyn Football Club is perfectly positioned to become a leading brand for US professional soccer ahead of the 2026 World Cup.
“Professional soccer is coming to Brooklyn with big goals ahead of 2026 World Cup.”
First professional sports expansion franchise from Brooklyn Expansion season for men’s pro team 2025 in USL League One All game broadcast live on ESPN+
The Heart of Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Way: In Unity There is Strength
The motto of Brooklyn has represented the strength, courage and grit of the millions of people from all different backgrounds who have called it home since its founding in the 17th century.