Empire United Soccer Academy

Empire United Takes Next Step in Strategic Alliance as Rochester New York FC (RNYFC) Youth

Empire United Field Hockey and Empire United Soccer Take Next Step in Strategic Alliance as Rochester New York Field Hockey Club (RNY FHC)

Empire United Field Hockey & Soccer will rebrand as RNY FHC beginning in the 2022-2023 season.

Rochester, New York (June 22, 2022) – Empire United Soccer & Field Hockey will continue its historic partnership with Rochester New York Football Club (RNYFC) by re-branding our Rochester based soccer and field hockey teams and programming beginning in the summer of 2022. 

EMPIRE UNITED FIELD HOCKEY WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS ROCHESTER NEW YORK FIELD HOCKEY CLUB:

The move will result in our field hockey teams wearing the new RNYFC professional team colors (white, black & green) AND taking on a new name – Rochester New York Field Hockey Club (RNY FHC).

Our field hockey staff will continue to provide the same programming we always have but with a new name, logo and team colors. Our mission remains the same – to provide excellent instruction and guidance for field hockey athletes in the Rochester area.  

We look forward to our new ‘look’ as we continue to provide travel teams at the regional and local level, summer and winter leagues for college players, high school players and adults, as well as specialized training for goalkeepers and field players.

ABOUT ROCHESTER NEW YORK FOOTBALL CLUB (RNYFC)

RNYFC is Upstate New York’s leading professional soccer team.  The professional team competes in MLS Next Pro, the second division of Major League Soccer (MLS).  Founded in 1996 as the Rochester Raging Rhinos, RNYFC’s ownership includes David and Wendy Dworkin or Rochester, NY, and Jamie Vardy, current player for Leicester City Football Club in the English Premier League.  With a decorated history including multiple professional championships, they remain the only non-Major League Soccer club to win the US Open Cup after capturing the 1999 title.  For more information about RNYFC, please visit www.rnyfc.com or www.MLSNextPro.com.

ABOUT EMPIRE UNITED SOCCER & FIELD HOCKEY ACADEMY

Empire United is a non-profit youth sports organization located in Rochester, New York.  Founded in 1966 as the Rochester Mavericks, Empire United provides positive and meaningful soccer and field hockey opportunities for more than 1,000 players and families throughout the greater Rochester region.  For more information about Empire United Soccer and Field Hockey Academy, please visit their current website at www.empireunited.soccer.  As part of the re-brand, additional information on RNYFC Youth will be found at www.rnyfc-youth.com in the coming weeks.