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United Premier Soccer League Announces New Colorado Conference Expansion, Addition of Four Top Clubs
FC Boulder, Colorado Rush, Colorado Springs FC and Indios Denver SC Agree to Form Foundation of New Colorado Conference
By: united premier soccer league
The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is making a home in Colorado.
The UPSL is proud to announce new memberships with four of Colorado's top clubs – FC Boulder, Colorado Rush, Colorado Springs FC and Indios Denver SC – as the league further prepares to initiate its Promotion/Relegation Model in 2017.
United Premier Soccer League commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We are very excited to expand into the Colorado market as we have brought in some excellent clubs that now can compete under our regional umbrella in a cost-effective manner. This expansion only continues to demonstrate the desire for the number of quality Pro Development teams across the country, and their desire to play in a league that operates 10 months out of the year as part of our Promotion/Relegation Model. Expanding and opening up the Colorado Conference adds to the competition, and we welcome FC Boulder, Colorado Springs FC and Indios Denver SC to the UPSL family of teams."
The four clubs have all signed on to form the UPSL's new Colorado Conference, and will play spring and fall seasons beginning next year in the Pro Premier Division.
Colorado Conference manager Don Harmon said, "This is really exciting. The No. 1 thing that brought us in to the UPSL was their business model. They allow the clubs to create their own professional atmosphere with the local travel. That hasn't been tried in Colorado and we're so excited to try it. And with the Pro/Rel Model, the UPSL looked to us like it was for the long term."
Several additional clubs are expected to join the Colorado Conference in the near future.
"We can see it growing, but we have to be in it together for us to succeed," Harmon said. "We have four committed owners and we'll start it with four or six, with youth clubs backing them. Colorado can finally be the proving ground for the next generation."
The Colorado Conference is targeting 8-12 teams for both Pro Premier and Championship Divisions.
"We've been shipping our talents out, but players will play here if there's an opportunity for professional soccer and a belief to turn it into something," Harmon said.
ABOUT THE CLUBS –
FC Boulder formed in 2012 through the merger of several clubs, including Boulder Athletic and Boulder County Force. The club has experienced a vibrant period of change, growth, and development as it has created a new culture and forged a future path for itself.
Colorado Rush is a non-profit based in Littleton, Colo., and formed in 1997 through the merger of two local clubs, Club Columbine and Lakewood United SC. The club currently develops more than 5,000 youth players annually as one of the premier youth club in the nation.
Colorado Springs FC:
Colorado Springs FC was formed in 2016 through merger of a number of clubs in the Colorado Springs area. The club is currently building its infrastructure but has a solid player base in one of the nation's emerging soccer markets.
Indios Denver SC:
Indios Denver Soccer Club is a non-profit formed in 2008. The club also operates boys youth teams from U-5 to U-17, cultivating a program where young player to develop their skills while help other who are new to soccer.
United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
The (UPSL) United Premier Soccer League was formed in 2011. The UPSL currently operates 40 plus teams all based in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado with 50 plus teams targeted for 2017 Spring campaign. With the addition of new clubs, the United Premier Soccer League is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining UPSL minimum standards.
All UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
For New Team UPSL Membership information please contact 310-415-5691 or email@example.com or visit www.upslsoccer.com