SFV Scorpions SC Moving on to UPSL Playoffs as Northern Division Champions
Two goals enough as SFV Scorpions SC claims first UPSL Northern Division title
By: United Premier Soccer League
equal parts heart and soul.
It is Gbadamosi and SFV Scorpions SC's first UPSL Northern Division Championship, and one three seasons in the making. But there's still work to be done toward the ultimate goal of a UPSL Championship.
San Fernando Valley Scorpion Soccer Club General Manager and Head Coach Lekan Gbadamosi: "It means a lot for us in the sense that we came from nowhere. We were actually a Sunday league (team) and now we're a semi-pro team trying to find the best talent (and) to bring up the best talent from the San Fernando Valley into the light. It's great to see."
Samuel Wadieh and Ricardo Herrera netted goals as SFV Scorpions staked a 2-0 lead before going on to defeat FC Hasental, 2-1, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade High School.
SFV Scorpions (9-3-4 overall) took 31 points from 16 league games and finished with a plus-20 goal differential.
A few losses in during the middle of the 2016 Fall Season, SFV Scorpions charged up the table with five wins in its last six Northwest Division games.
Team captain William Velasquez, a box-to-box midfielder, was integral in steadying the squad after earlier losses to FC Hasental and Santa Clarita FC.
"We had to learn to play together and stay together, and work hard," Gbadamosi said. "We all, in this game, come from a place where we've worked hard to be where we are today. So let's do that. Let's work hard."
SFV Scorpions SC's first UPSL Playoff game will be announced shortly. It is currently slated for the first or second week of January. Check back to http://www.sanfernandoscorpions.com for news and details.
SFV Scorpions SC are an Admiral Cup participant, and advanced to the second round of qualifying for 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
About SFV Scorpions SC
SFV Scorpions SC are an American Soccer club based in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. The club is a member of the UPSL (United Premier Soccer League) and competes in the Northern Division.
In addition, SFV Scorpions SC participates in the qualifying round for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
Contact SFV Scorpions SC:
Direct: (818) 357-6132
United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 40 teams in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 50-plus teams targeted for 2017 Winter/Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining UPSL minimum standards.
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).
More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/