Queen City FC was started by former professional and college players looking for a side to support in the Greater Buffalo area, with the only high level football played in the area being in Rochester with the Rochester Raging Rhinos, and the MLS expansion team Toronto FC in Toronto. In 2007, Queen City FC won the northeast division and competed for the National NPSL Finals only to lose by one goal. Their debut season can be noted as one of the most successful debut seasons in Buffalo sports history. After a successful two seasons, their franchise rights were transferred to Buffalo City FC. Buffalo City FC would later become FC Buffalo in 2009.