It’s official: the Revolution will have a lower league club starting in 2020.
The new entity, which will be branded Revolution II, will play in the United Soccer League’s League One, a league that sits in the American Soccer Pyramid’s third division.
Revs II will play their home matches at Gillette Stadium as well as the potential of playing matches in other parts of New England. The team will also train at the soon-to-be-completed training center just to the south of the main Gillette complex.
More information, such as a crest, technical staff, as well as the roster, will be released in the coming months.
In addition to Revs II, Inter Miami — which enters Major League Soccer in 2020 — announced it will operate an Inter Miami B side in League One, and the two clubs will be part of a five-club expansion effort along with Union Omaha SC in Nebraska, Penn FC, and the Rochester Rhinos, which formerly had a development agreement with the Revolution before dropping out of the former USL Pro two years ago.
League One opened this season with 10 clubs, with a 28-match slate. In its inaugural season of 2019, the season began on March 29 and ended this past weekend, with two rounds of playoffs settled between the top four clubs over the next week and a half.