The Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL) is pleased to announce Oaklyn United FC as a member of the Delaware River Conference, covering the Philadelphia Metro Area, the Delaware River Valley and Southern New Jersey. Oaklyn are based in Southern New Jersey, in the shadow of Philadelphia. Oaklyn have competed in the CASA Soccer League, winning promotion from the Quarto Division in 2019, and winning the Tercera Division title in 2021.
Re-founded in 2018, Oaklyn United's mission is to elevate the American grassroots scene by providing an alternative route to high-level soccer for players outside the traditional collegiate or elite club pipeline. OUFC also maintains an active philanthropy wing, with players and staff frequently undertaking community service projects in the greater Philadelphia area. To date the club has raised more than $5,000 and volunteered hundred of hours for causes including inclusive sports and pandemic relief.
The club also fields a first team and reserve team in the CASA Soccer League in Philadelphia. They will be entering a new expansion squad into the EPSL composed primarily of near college-aged players, plus some senior players.
"Joining the EPSL is a crucial next step for our club," said club President Alex Lewis. "We've been on an incredible path of growth since deciding to expand from an informal team to a true community club a few years ago, and we know how much talent often goes overlooked in South Jersey. We view this new squad as a chance to provide competitive football to an even wider and more diverse base of top-notch players."