The Rhode Island Reds franchise was established in 2012 to give players with advanced skill levels a place to continue their development and compete during the summer. The club is named after the state bird, the Rhode Island Red. The Rhode Island Reds are the next chapter in Rhode Island's rich soccer history, and aim to surpass the accomplishments of their predecessors, the Rhode Island Stingrays and the Rhode Island Oceaneers.
In its inaugural season, Rhode Island Reds FC finished fourth out of eight teams in the NPSL's Northeast division. In 2013, Rhode Island Reds FC looks forward to a promising campaign in the NPSL's Northeast division and a run in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup Tournament.
The Rhode Island Reds home games will be played at Cranston Stadium, in Cranston, Rhode Island.