The New Jersey Wildcats played their debut season in the W-League in 1996 and have competed every season since. From 2004-06, the Wildcats compiled a 41-1 regular season record, winning regular season titles in 2004 and 2006 while taking the W-League championship in 2005. Following the 2005 season, the Wildcats were named the USL Franchise of the Year. The Wildcats played their first games in the YPSL in 2010, using the league’s ability to prepare players for a higher level of play.
In 2009, ownership of the Wildcats moved to USP Soccer, Inc. founded in 1997 and now the largest soccer service provider in Monmouth County. After a strong opening season under Dave Barbour in 2009, Wildcats owner Kevin McDermott took the head coaching reins in 2010 and led the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. The NJ Wildcats have a strong foundation for many future years of success, and the goal remains the same: to win the W-League Championship.