Lansing United To Cease Operations After 2021 Season
On Monday morning, Lansing United CEO Jeremy Sampson announced that the 2021 season will be the last for the women's amateur soccer team.
Lansing United began in 2014 as a men's amateur squad playing in the National Premiere Soccer League(NPSL). In its first season, the team won the NPSL Midwest Division playoff title and qualified for the NPSL semifinals that year.
In 2018, Sampson started a companion women's squad under the Lansing United banner. And in 2018 and 2019, the Lady Hoops won regular season division titles.
After five seasons of the men's squad, when the United Soccer League League One (USL League One) expanded to Lansing to bring in Lansing Ignite in 2019. Sampson ceased the men's squad to join the management team of the Ignite.
Even though the Ignite made the USL League One playoffs in 2019, it struggled financially, and team ownership folded the team after one season.
Lansing United didn't play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team finished 3-6-1 in 2021, including a season-ending 3-0 loss to Detroit City FC earlier this month.