Lake Nona will announce on Saturday, April 3 that it has been allowed to bring a USL-2 League team to its Nona Soccer Academy.
This will be the first semi-professional soccer team in Lake Nona and is expected to kick-off its first season in the summer of 2022. Nona FC is being seen as a major step for the Nona Soccer Academy to feed local players to the MLS, as over three-quarters of MLS Superdrafts have come from USL-2.
The top level soccer league is Major League Soccer and the second level is the USL Championship. The third level is USL League One and the National Independent Soccer Association, followed by the semi-professional USL League Two.