Rochester FC buys out Med City FC soccer club

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Football Club (Rochester FC) is acquiring Med City Football Club (Med City FC) in a new announcement made Saturday afternoon.

According to a press release from Rochester FC, Med City FC will integrate into Rochester FC, something officials say will “provide a robust developmental pathway for local players while consolidating the highest echelons of soccer in Rochester under a unified club.”

“It’s an exciting time for soccer in Rochester and a great time for this to happen. I’m looking forward to seeing where Rochester FC goes moving forward,” said Frank Spaeth, former Med City FC owner. “The future is definitely bright for the beautiful game in the Med City.”

Spaeth is continue being involved in the soccer community with a significant role within Rochester FC, according to the press release. It states Saeth will now be involved as the GameDay operations manager for USL2 and USLW.

Midhat Mujic, President of Rochester FC, says collaborating with Spaeth and others in the soccer community will help craft “something extraordinary – a soccer experience that the Rochester community can anticipate and enjoy throughout the year.”

Currently, Rochester FC has a USL 2 Men’s team and a USL W Women’s team, both of which participate in the USL pre-professional league, or the nation’s premier pre-professional soccer league. Both teams are holding tryouts at the beginning of February.

All Med City FC players from last year are encouraged to attend open tryouts for Rochester FC on Feb. 10. Anyone interested in participating in 2024 is welcome to register and reach out to Spaeth.

The press release also states, “after meeting with the NPSL leadership, Rochester FC ownership group will step away from NPSL in 2024 and focus on a successful year in the USL. RFC competition in the NPSL will be re-evaluated for 2025.”

All local youth soccer players are still allowed free entry to Rochester FC games, but they must wear their club jerseys.

Med City FC finished last year as the inaugural champions of the Minnesota Super Cup, winning 4-0 over MNUFC Academy in St. Paul.

Med City FC was formed in 2017 and has been recognized for its performance in the National Premier Soccer League, securing multiple conference championships and actively participating in regional tournaments.