Worcester began their inaugural season in May 2012, playing at Foley Stadium. They appointed former US international player, and former Holy Cross head voach, Elvis Comrie, as head coach. Their first game was against Seacoast United Phantoms, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for the Hydra. Worcester gained their first ever win, and first ever goals, in a 2-0 victory over Boston Victory, both goals being scored by forward Alencar Junior . However, following the 2012 season, the Hydra announced it would not be returning to the PDL for the 2013 season, citing financial issues.