Kenosha United FC Joins PASL for 2022-23 Season

by Franco Tenuta

The 2021-22 PASL season is still building to an exciting conclusion, but it's not too early to take a peak at 2022-23. That's when fans will get their first look at Kenosha United FC, the first PASL expansion team announced for next season.

Team owner Franco Tenuta is bringing PASL arena soccer to the Kenosha metro area, bridging the gap between Milwaukee's Brew City Legends and the Chicago Mustangs.

Tenuta, who previously worked at AT&T and IBM for 30 years, is currently employed by the Kenosha Unified School District as the district Translator/Interpreter. The 55-year old native of Buenos Aires holds a USSF D Coaching License and previously coached for Ace Soccer Club of Racine and Kenosha's Red Star SC.

"We are thrilled to be part of the PASL which has a long history of providing exciting, enjoyable and affordable indoor soccer entertainment to communities across the nation," said Tenuta. "We are pleased to bring professional soccer to the City of Kenosha, and thank the PASL and Commissioner Milliken for this great opportunity."

Kenosha United will be coached by Mark Litton, one of the most sought after goalkeeper coaches in professional arena soccer and international futsal.

Coach Litton brings 16 years of coaching experience in the MISL, MASL, MASL2 (M2), and PASL. He spent 10 years as an Assistant Coach with the Milwaukee Wave, winning three MISL championships, one year with the Cedar Rapids Rampage (MASL), and most recently three years with the St Louis Ambush (MASL). Additionally he spent the last two seasons with the Brew City Legends (PASL), and this season with the Cincinnati Swerve (M2). This past summer he was an Assistant Coach with the US Women’s 6 a-side National Team winning the inaugural WMF Women’s 6 a-side World Cup in Kiev, Ukraine.

“The Kenosha soccer community has had a long history of producing so many great soccer players who have gone on to have successful high school and college careers but, until now, many of those players have had a difficult time finding a pathway to the professional level. With the partnership I now have developed with Franco Tenuta and his family, and the creation of the Kenosha United FC PASL Indoor Soccer team, we can now provide a pathway to the pros for the many talented players in and around the Kenosha area. After growing up in Racine, and attending UW Parkside in Kenosha, it makes me extremely happy and proud to finally be able to come back home to coach with Kenosha United FC."