Published Nov 29, 2022


READING, Pa. (Nov. 29, 2022) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League confirmed today that Reading United A.C. will officially join the league for the 2023 season. With the announcement, Reading United A.C. becomes the ninth WPSL team in Pennsylvania.

“Reading United looks forward to continuing our excellence in minor league soccer with the introduction of a women’s team to our fans and communities,” Art Auchenbach, Reading United A.C. owner, said. “We look forward to becoming a strong, competitive, member of the WPSL.”

Founded in 1995 as Reading Rage, it is the second longest-running minor league team and the only premier soccer team in Reading, Pa. The club got a brand refresh in 2020, ahead of its 25th season, and the Reading United A.C. (RUAC) identity was born. RUAC currently operates a men’s side in the United Soccer League (USL) and has qualified for the U.S. Open Cup for 13 years, reached USL Playoffs 17 times, and won its conference and division a combined 11 times.

The club’s decision to bring a women’s team to the organization supports its goal of providing female athletes in Berks County soccer development opportunities within a locally owned entity. This addition to RUAC is consistent with its mission to foster a love for the game of soccer for all ages, abilities, and genders by enabling access to local soccer heroes, providing professional coaching, camps, and clinics, and developing environments and partnerships to further the passion for the game.

RUAC is also very active in the Reading community as it strives for a non-profit theme for each home game of the season to amplify its community outreach. These themes have included Hometown Heroes Night, where RUAC invited Western Berks Ambulance and Keystone Military Families to attend and show what their organization entails. The club’s most successful and biggest night surrounded cancer awareness that included a silent auction of player jerseys with the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society – the jerseys were a specially designed kit specific for this game.


More information about Reading United AC can be found at its official website or on its social media platforms – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. For additional information on the WPSL visit


About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
In its 24th season, the WPSL is the longest active women’s soccer league, with more than 125 clubs from coast to coast in 35 states – making it the world’s largest women’s soccer league. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy, and Brandi Chastain.