Union Omaha is a professional soccer team based in Omaha, Nebraska. The club competes in the USL League One, the third division of American soccer.
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Union Omaha History
In 2019, Alliance Omaha Soccer Holdings was granted a franchise by USL1 for the purpose of beginning play in the 2020 season. Jay Mims, who had previously served as the head coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha, was announced as the club’s inaugural manager. The fact that Union Omaha finished in second place in 2020 allowed them to compete in the USL1 title game. However, the game was called off when one of the team’s players had the pandemic virus and spread it to the rest of the squad.
The Owls won the regular season championship for USL League One and secured the top seed for the playoffs with a two-nil victory against the Richmond Kickers in the penultimate match of the 2021 campaign. After that, Union Omaha ended the year by capturing their very first championship ever by claiming a 3–0 victory over the previously undefeated Greenville Triumph SC in the championship game.
In the third round of the United States Open Cup on April 19, 2022, Union Omaha became the first USL1 team in U.S. Open Cup history to defeat an MLS team by winning a penalty shootout against Chicago Fire FC of the Major League Soccer. The score was 2(4)-2(5).
Alex Touche, a defender for Union Omaha, scored from within the penalty area in the 122nd minute of extra time to make the score 2-2 and force a penalty shootout. On May 25th, 2022, Omaha played Minnesota United FC and defeated them by a score of 2 to 1. With this victory, Omaha became the first side from a third division league to go to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup since Orlando City in 2013.
Union Omaha Stadium
A minor league baseball known as Werner Park can be found just to the west of Papillion, Nebraska, which is a suburb in Sarpy County that is situated southwest of Omaha. It first opened its doors in 2011 and is currently owned by Sarpy County. The Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, and Union Omaha, a professional soccer club that competes in USL League One, both call this venue their home field. The stadium is also used for certain home collegiate baseball games played by the Omaha Mavericks, who represent the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The ballpark was built at a cost of $36 million and can be found in rural Sarpy County close to the intersection of 126th Street and Highway 370. It is less than three miles (five kilometers) west of Papillion.