United Premier Soccer League Announces Texas Conference Expansion with Katy Tigres FC
Katy (Tex.)-Based Pro Development Team Joins UPSL for 2018 Spring Season
By: United Premier Soccer League
Based in Katy, Tex., Katy Tigres FC will begin UPSL play in the Texas Conference.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We are excited to announcing our first team members in the great State of Texas as we know that Texas will be a powerful market for the UPSL. The UPSL is a national league and we're intent upon elevating soccer in all communities in the USA. Katy Tigres FC has so much energy behind their project. Owner Chris Moreno is working to collaborate with like-minded individuals and businesses in the great Houston area, and we firmly believe he's ready to make some great things happen. We welcome Katy Tigres FC to the UPSL and wish them the very best in preparation for a Spring 2018 launch."
Katy Tigres FC is owned by Katy, Tex. native Chris Moreno, a college student and soccer coach. Moreno, 21, played club soccer throughout his youth but had his competitive career cut short but bouts with asthma. He is currently studying Journalism at Houston Community College.
Katy Tigres FC Owner Chris Moreno said, "The UPSL is building history and these teams have a background, and there's some really great American teams in the UPSL now. It's an incredibly exciting league to be a part of. "
Katy Tigres FC currently is accepting donations and currently has promotion for a team scarf. The largest donor will receive a signed team jersey.
"I see what the UPSL is doing with its grass-roots marketing and I want to do that and give to those kids that don't have the money to play at an expensive club. I want to give those kids to know they have a place to play at Katy Tigres FC," Moreno said.
The team will play at British International School of Houston (2203 N. Westgreen Blvd., Katy, TX 77449) in compliance with the UPSL's Minimum Standards. The club will soon announce its upcoming game schedule.
About Katy Tigres Futbol Club
Katy Tigres Futbol Club is an American Soccer club currently based in Katy, Texas, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Katy Tigres FC will begin play in the UPSL's Pro Premier Division.
Founded in 2017, Katy Tigres FC can participate in the qualifying rounds 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).
United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 90 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 100-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division 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/