United Premier Soccer League Announces Midwest Conference Expansion with Indianapolis USAi Old Bhoys
Indianapolis-Based Pro Development Team Joins UPSL for 2018 Spring Season
Based in Indianapolis (Ind.), USAi Old Bhoys will begin UPSL play in the Midwest Conference and host its home games at 5,200-seat Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium (1502 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202) in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "The UPSL's new Midwest Conference is going to be extremely competitive in 2018, and we welcome USAi Old Bhoys to this terrific group of teams. Andy Hayes and the USAi Old Bhoys ownership group is supportive of the Pro/Rel model, which is our direction as a league. We wish USAi Old Bhoys the best of success as it prepares for kick off in Spring 2018."
Operated by President Thomas Geisse and General Manager Andy Hayes, USAi Old Bhoys will be fully integrated with United Soccer Alliance Indiana, which has roots in Indianapolis dating back more than 38 years.
USAi Old Bhoys General Manager Andy Hayes said, "We're expanding into the young adult arena and provide a platform for our kids from 4-year-olds to greater than 24. Indianapolis, much like many of the markets in the UPSL, has a lot of things going for it, and really as a group of soccer fans than want to call something their own."
United Soccer Alliance of Indiana was formed by four soccer clubs in 2012 to improve the soccer experience for its clubs members, and now represents nearly 3,000 athletes and 50 youth travel teams as one of the largest youth development soccer clubs in Indiana.
"The more we talked about the UPSL the more we saw the progressive path with the player development focus, and we wanted a path for our post-college players and our non-college players to keep playing," Hayes said. "This is a great opportunity for a senior team to grow under our umbrella."
The team soon will announce its upcoming game schedule.
About USAi Old Bhoys
United Soccer Alliance of Indiana (USAi) Old Bhoys is an American Soccer club currently based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. USAi Old Bhoys will begin play in the UPSL's Pro Premier Division.
Founded in 1979, United Soccer Alliance of Indiana Old Bhoys 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 100 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 125-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/
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