December 4, 2023

The Villages SC Rebrands Will Now Be Known as Brave SC

1.6 min read| Published On: December 4th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

The Villages SC Rebrands Will Now Be Known as Brave SC

1.6 min read| Published On: December 4th, 2023|

The Villages Soccer Club known as The Villages SC are now Brave SC, following an announcement from the club Sunday at its home complex in Summerfield, FL.

“We’re very excited because this is part of our growth,” co-founder Anderson DaSilva said. “It feels like we’re taking the next step, not becasue we’re leaving The Villages, but we have big plans for our complex here and we’re always looking to reach a higher level, and I think Brave SC is going to be able to take us furhter.”

(One of the uniuqe things about the new logo is that the eye of the Buffalo pinpoints the location of Brave SC. The Gold V while not styled after the iconic Villages logo, pays tribute to their former history as Villages SC.)

All teams within the club including the USL League Two side, and UPSL team (previously The Villages SCII), the USL Academy team and all youth teams, will adopt the new name and crest, effective immediately.

(The kits worn by the team last year became well known in the community. Villages SC nearly made it to the USL2 Championship game. The team just rebranded as Brave SC.)

The teams will still retain the Buffalo name and mascot as part of the new brand.

“We’ve been working on this for over two years, studying the heistory of the area, the county and the club, and we didn’t want to name ourselves something without meaning,” DaSilva said.” We always felt that ‘Brave’ defined the way that we played and the way we’ve operated as a club.”

(Brave SC had a great season in USL League Two last year and made it to the semi-finals.)

During their time as The Villages SC, the Buffalo won four USL League Two Southeast Division titles, two-time USL 2 Southern Conference titles, and appeared in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup five times. The club won both the Southeast Division and Southern Conference in 2023.

For more information on Brave SC, the club’s history, youth soccer sign-ups or tryout details for Brave SC and Brave SC II, visit

For media inquiries, interviews and additional materials on the new name and crest, contact Brave SC Director of Communications Drew Chaltry at

Photo Credit – Drew Chaltry and Brave SC

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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