Report: New England Revolution set to launch USL League One team in 2020

UPDATE: The Revs officially announced the entry of Revolution II into USL League One on Oct. 9, confirming that the side will play home games at Gillette Stadium.

The New England Revolution are set to take the plunge into the United Soccer League in 2020, according to a report from The Athletic, with the launch of a USL League One side to help foster their young players and reserves. 

Boston-based reporter Sam Stejskal revealed on Thursday that next year the Revs will stand up a new team in the third-tier professional league, which is currently in the final stages of its inaugural season. The as-yet-unnamed side will play home matches at New England's Gillette Stadium home, and the process of selecting a head coach is said to be currently underway.

FC DallasOrlando City and Toronto FC field similar teams in USL League One at present, while the Chicago Fire and Minnesota United also have partner clubs in the 10-team competition. 

Ten other MLS clubs operate reserve teams in the second-division USL Championship: AtlantaD.C. UnitedHouston, the LA Galaxy, New York Red BullsPhiladelphiaPortlandReal Salt Lake and Seattle. Another five MLS clubs (Chicago, ColoradoMontrealNYCFC and San Jose) maintain affiliation partnerships with independent USL Championship members. 


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