ⓘ South Bend Lions FC. South Bend Lions Football Club is an American football club based in South Bend, Indiana, that plays in USL League Two, the American semi-p ..

                                     

ⓘ South Bend Lions FC

South Bend Lions Football Club is an American football club based in South Bend, Indiana, that plays in USL League Two, the American semi-professional soccer league. The club was established on November 18, 2019 and will begin their first professional season in 2020, participating in the leagues Great Lakes Division.

                                     

1. History

On November 18, 2019, it was announced by USL League Two that South Bend Lions FC would be the newest team to join the league for their 2020 season, joining the Great Lakes Division. The logos and colors for the club were also unveiled at a press conference held in South Bends County-City Building. Ritchie Jeune was introduced as the clubs owner while Thiago Pinto, the head coach of Bethel Universitys soccer team, was introduced as the clubs technical director. During the press conference, Jeune stated that South Bend was one of "three or four different locations" that his team visited before deciding to form a team in the city.

                                     

2. Ownership

The clubs owner is Ritchie Jeune, who is also the principal owner of Kettering Town, in Englands National League North, and Shantou Lions FC, a club based in China.

                                     

3. Youth development

During the clubs opening press conference, it was announced that they would be opening an under-18 side which would help provide players for the first-team.