June 16, 2024

The United Soccer League (UFL) will make its debut in March when the Birmingham Stallions tackle the Arlington Renegades.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia appeared on “FOX NFL Sunday” and formally introduced the formation of the league out of the merger of the USFL and XFL. On Monday, the groups that will likely be folded into the brand new UFL had been named.

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Luis Perez, #12 of the Arlington Renegades, appears to make a cross towards the DC Defenders in the course of the second half of the XFL Championship sport on the Alamodome on Might 13, 2023 in San Antonio. (Ronald Cortes/Getty Photos)

There will likely be eight groups – 4 within the USFL Convention and 4 within the XFL Convention.

The Stallions, Houston Roughnecks, Memphis Showboats and Michigan Panthers will likely be within the USFL Convention. The Renegades, DC Defenders, San Antonio Brahmas and St. Louis BattleHawks will compete within the XFL Convention.

The coaches for every workforce had been additionally introduced.

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XFL fans

A number of followers pose for an image earlier than the XFL Championship sport between the Arlington Renegades and the DC Defenders on Might 13, 2023 on the Alamodome in San Antonio. (Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photos)

Skip Holtz will lead the Stallions, Curtis Johnson for the Roughnecks, John DeFilippo for the Showboats, Mike Nolan for the Panthers, Bob Stoops for the Renegades, Wade Phillips for the Brahmas and Anthony Becht for the BattleHawks.

“Collectively, they bring about a long time of teaching and enjoying expertise, a ardour for the sport and a dedication to increasing alternatives for gamers,” the UFL mentioned in a information launch.

Skip Holtz celebrates

Skip Holtz, head coach of the Birmingham Stallions, celebrates after his workforce received the 2023 USFL Championship Recreation at Tom Benson Corridor Of Fame Stadium on July 1, 2023 in Canton, Ohio. (Andy Lyons/USFL/Getty Photos for USFL)

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The ten-game schedule kicks off on March 30. Gamers will report back to their groups on Feb. 24 for coaching camp in Arlington, Texas.