United Premier Soccer League Announces Northeast Conference Expansion Team With Juve-Pro Soccer
Norfolk County (Mass.)-Based Pro Development Team Joins UPSL for 2018 Season
By: United Premier Soccer League
Based in Norfolk County, Mass., Juve-Pro Soccer will play in the UPSL's Northeast Conference.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We are very pleased to welcome Juve-Pro to the UPSL and the Northeast Conference, which continues to build with terrific clubs and committed ownership groups. Juve-Pro Soccer has already developed regional rivalries that we hope will carry over and be better than ever. We continue to build the framework for a true Promotion/Relegation system that the entire U.S. soccer community can embrace. We wish Juve-Pro Soccer luck as it prepares to kick off in Spring 2018."
Juve-Pro Soccer is operated by business partners Faghyner Ribeiro and Frilei Bras dos Santos.
Ribeiro, 33, was born in Central del Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and began training academy players as a young adult before immigrating to the United States and joining Juve-Pro Soccer in 2005.
Juve-Pro Soccer Head Coach Faghyner Ribeiro said, "We're very happy to join the UPSL. It's a great organization, they do a great job and there are a lot of good teams. We want to take it to the next level and what the UPSL has been doing is impressive. We're looking forward to many great seasons and to helping build the UPSL Northeast Conference."
Bras dos Santos, 31, also was born in Central de Minas, Minas Gerias, Brazil, and was a promising youth player before moving arriving in the United States. He has worked as a radio broadcaster and sports commentator for Rede ABR, a major Brazilian radio station in Framingham, Mass., since 2011.
Juve-Pro Soccer General Manager Frilei Bras dos Santos said, "We all started in Brazil but now we're in the United States and we're trying to take Juve-Pro Soccer from amateur to the professional level. We needed a league where we can play year-round and not just during the summer. That wasn't good for our players, wasn't good for soccer and not good for the community. We needed something more solid so that we can build that relationship with the community."
Juve-Pro Soccer had previously been a participant in a number of regional soccer leagues around New England, including the New England Lusa American Soccer Association.
Juve-Pro Soccer has partnered with Admiral, Global Scarves and Midia Guides, a web services provider based in Massachusetts.
The team is exploring its venue options in compliance with the UPSL's Minimum Standards. The club will soon announce its upcoming game schedule.
About Juve-Pro Soccer
Juve-Pro Soccer is an American soccer club currently based in Norfolk County, Mass., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Juve-Pro Soccer will begin play in the UPSL's Northeast Conference.
Founded in 2005, Juve-Pro Soccer can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through its affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
Frilei Bras dos Santos
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 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 http://www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/
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