We are a club formed by people with a common purpose. Our name embodies this mission and our crest is inspired by:
- the people of the Omaha region; their hard work and values are equal to none
- a sense of place, ranging from the natural beauty of Nebraska’s prairies to our vibrant neighborhoods
- our purpose to celebrate and support all that is amazing in our region
Union Omaha is led under the leadership and ownership of Alliance Sports CEO Gary Green and Alliance Sports President Larry Botel. The club is also represented by a group of local investors that include: Dan Houghton, Co-Founder of Buildertrend; Mike Cassling, CEO of CQuence Health Group; Martie Cordaro, President of the Omaha Storm Chasers and Union Omaha; Matthew Dwyer, Principal at GreenSlate Development; Philip Lee, Co-Founder of LifeLoop; Jay Lund, Principal at GreenSlate Development; Mike Mackintosh, President of Impact Financial Company; Michael Miller, Executive Vice President of Colliers International Nebraska; Kyle Peterson, Chairman and CEO of Colliers International Nebraska and a baseball analyst for ESPN; Mike Potthoff, President of Colliers International Nebraska; Jeff Royal, Owner of Dundee Bank; Ren Smith, President of RCSS, LLC; and Jeffrey Wyatt, Senior Vice President of Colliers International Nebraska.
In 2021 the club adopted the motto One Means All. Meant to symbolize that everyone from the community which supports our club is a valued member Union Omaha retired the number one. No player at Union Omaha will ever wear that number as it has been given to the community so that every member of it has a place on our team.
Union Omaha was the eleventh club to play in League One, winning the 2021 USL League One Championship, and is the only professional soccer team in the state of Nebraska. The team plays its home matches at Werner Park in Sarpy County, home also to the Omaha Storm Chasers of Minor League Baseball. The club is led by President Martie Cordaro and General Manager Peter Marlette in the front office and Head Coach Jay Mims on the field.
ABOUT USL LEAGUE ONE
USL League One is the United States Soccer Federation-sanctioned Division III league. USL League One occupies the third tier of the American soccer landscape, below USL Championship and Major League Soccer and above USL League Two.
Launched in the spring of 2017, League One’s goal is to continue to grow the game of soccer in America by offering new communities the opportunity to support local soccer clubs and providing pathways for youth players to follow their professional dreams. Omaha was the eleventh city to enter League One, joining Chattanooga, Frisco, Greenville, Lansing, Madison, Orlando, Richmond, Statesboro, Toronto, and Tucson.
With an eye on expansion, USL has targeted U.S. communities ranging in population from 150,000 to one million – markets that represent more than 75 million people without access to a local professional soccer club. League One has focused on launching new clubs in markets that possess strong local ownership groups, populations with broad-based diversity, a vibrant millennial and strong family base, established corporate support, and stadiums to properly showcase the sport for fans, partners and the public.
The entirety of League One’s regular and post-season is available to stream live on ESPN+, placing it side-by-side with some of the best professional soccer in North America and the rest of the world. The partnership with ESPN exposes League One to the already 2 million ESPN+ subscribers and gives passionate fanbases the ability to follow their clubs as they travel around the country.