Women’s Soccer Initiatives

Plainview, New York – In light of the United Soccer Leagues announcement to suspend the W-League for the 2016 season the Long Island Rough Riders, one of the longest serving women’s soccer franchise in North America, remains committed to the advancement and promotion of women’s soccer.
The Rough Riders, in collaboration with other prominent women’s organizations, are considering the best competitive platform in order to continue providing opportunities for elite adult female players.

“We are confident in the direction of women’s soccer”, said Peter Zaratin, President of the Long Island Rough Riders. “We will determine the best league platform in the near future that supports and shares our long-standing endeavors to grow women’s soccer throughout the U.S. and Canada.”

Tryouts for the Rough Riders Women’s team will be scheduled during the winter recess. For tryout details and registration please click here or call the Rough Riders corporate offices at 516.622.3900 for more information.


The Long Island Rough Riders have established themselves as one of North America’s premier soccer franchises. Since their inception in 1994, the Rough Riders have won four National Championships playing in the United Soccer Leagues.

The Rough Riders Men’s and Women’s teams have featured many star athletes over the years, including U.S. National Team members, MLS All-Stars, and renowned international players many of whom have represented their country in World Cups.