Yankee United F.C. of Connecticut was formed in 1992 to promote the highest level of competitive soccer in the state for aspiring young female players. In the clubs inaugural season a tradition of excellence was established as Yankee United girl’s teams garnered two Connecticut Open Cup State Championships. The tradition has continued from 1992 to 2012 as Yankee United F.C. teams have won 45 State Championships, (44 on the girl’s side). In 2003, in an effort to fill a need in Southern Connecticut, Yankee F.C. piloted a U-12 team boy’s team, Yankee United Real. Team Real earned a State Championship at U-16 earning finalist or semi-finalist honors over the past four years. Yankee United F.C. teams have produced 11 All-Americans, 33 All New England, and 175 players that have earned All-State Honors. Typically, Yankee United F.C. Players are represented on the Connecticut ODP Teams as well as the ODP Regional Pool. Yankee players have been selected at the U-14, U-16, U-18, U-20, U-23 US National Team Player Pool, as well as, at the full USWNT level.
Some of Yankee Alumni include: Arizona State University graduate, Manya Makoski who was recently drafted by Los Angeles Sol of the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPS) and currently playing for the Atlanta Beat. Boston College graduate Kia McNeil who is also playing for the Atlanta Beat, as well as, representing the United States at the U-23 level, U-20 National Team and Penn State/Boston Breakers goalie, Alyssa Naeher who was recently called into the U.S. Women's National Team.
Yankee yearly sends its players to the most competitive colleges and into Division I programs that afford athletic scholarships. Over the past years Yankee players have excelled at the most prestigious Division I, II, & III programs including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, UConn, Boston College, Georgetown, Fairfield, Penn State, Notre Dame, Hofstra, Marist, Fordham, Skidmore, Tufts, Delaware, Colby, U. of South Carolina, High Point, Elon, Boston U., URI, Siena, Cincinnati, Arizona St., Navy, Messiah, Bucknell, Temple, Ithaca ,St. Michaels, and Holy Cross. Yankee Soccer is the stepping stone to these academic opportunities.