The USFL is officially back.
On Thursday, June 3, the United States Football League announced it would be returning as a spring league in 2022 after a partnership with FOX Sports.
“I’m extremely passionate about football and the opportunity to work with FOX Sports and to bring back the USFL in 2022 was an endeavor worth pursuing,” Brian Woods, co-founder of the new USFL and founder and CEO of The Spring League (TSL), said in a statement.
“We look forward to providing players a new opportunity to compete in a professional football league and giving fans everywhere the best football viewing product possible during what is typically a period devoid of professional football.”
The USFL is back! The action begins in the spring of 2022 on FOX Sports.
— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) June 3, 2021
The relaunch of the USFL will feature 8 teams, with some of the original names — like the New Jersey Generals, Oakland Invaders, and Houston Gamblers — returning.
“The relaunch of the USFL is a landmark day for football fans and FOX Sports,” said Eric Shanks, CEO and executive producer of Fox Sports. “Football is in our DNA and the return of this innovative and iconic league is a fantastic addition to our robust slate of football programming.”
Additional information on cities, head coaches, and schedules will come at a later date.