We are DeKalb County United; an Illinois corporation aiming to operate as a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization with one goal...unite our community. We aim to provide our players, our supporters, and our community with a one-of-a-kind sporting experience.
Our objective is to operate as an adult semi-professional soccer club that will compete in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) and play for the chance to compete against professional teams in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The league currently consists of teams from Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.
A club crest is a unique identifier for every club. Their meanings and stories all differ. For us, the badge represents two main themes: a tribute to our community's heritage and a symbol for a united community.
Like many small towns, local rivalries are big here. While we embrace the rivalry we want to grow this idea of being neighbors and not enemies. We can achieve this by encouraging families to come together in support of one common goal. Additionally, we want to motivate our youth to be healthy and active by pursuing sports and give young adults a chance to play at the professional level. Lastly, we want to grow our community through the promotion of local businesses.
DeKalb is where barbed wire was invented. Joseph Glidden, Issac L. Elwood, and Jacob Haish were three locals who modernized fencing cattle by intertwining two wires with a metal wire with protruding spikes.
The first Agricultural Fair was held in Sycamore and DeKalb County is viewed as the birthplace of the Farm Bureau movement. To this day, DeKalb County is known for some of the most fertile soil in the world and is a large contributor to the world's corn production.