United Premier Soccer League Announces New Hampshire-Based Revolution United FC as Expansion Team
Alton (N.H.)-Based Soccer Club Adds Pro Development Tier And Joins UPSL
Based in Alton (N.H.), Revolution United FC begins UPSL play in the Northeast Conference, and will host its home games at two facilities in Alton (N.H.) in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "New England, and New Hampshire in particular, has proven to be a hotbed of expansion for the UPSL and we're pleased to welcome Revolution United FC to the UPSL Northeast Conference. Club founder Cory Halvorsen has done amazing job from top-to-bottom building Revs United from youth to pro development level. We wish Revolution United FC the best of success as it prepares to kick off the 2018 season."
Youth club partners with New England Revolution (MLS), Revolution United FC has offered an expanding base of competitive and premier-level teams and now includes more than 500 players ages 5 to 19.
Cory Halvorsen, 36, is the Founder and Executive Director of Revolution United FC. A native of New Hampshire, Halvorsen is a graduate of Pembroke (N.H.) Academy and also currently serves as the Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach at Prospect Mountain HS.
Revolution United FC Founder Cory Halvorsen said, "Our history has really been on the youth competitive and premier side so this will be our first 'go' at a men's amateur team and an attempt to build that bridge and create a true feeder system. We've gone from state tournaments to national tournaments and have had a lot of success at the youth stage. We're in a place in New Hampshire that didn't have a lot of exposure to the game but there's a lot of talent here."
Formerly the Execultive Vice President of the New Hampshire Soccer Association, Halvorsen, who works in the Sporting Goods industry, is Team Owner of Revolution United FC's UPSL entrant.
"Looking at all our options, we feel the UPSL's Promotion/Relegation Model is the best fit for us to take the next step when we consider where our club is right now. We want to give another offering to players within our club and still be open to players at the collegiate age. Just looking that the growth of the UPSL and other teams opening up around us, this is definitely where we want to go. We've been competing against those clubs on the youth side and now I think it's going to be even more exciting competing against them in the UPSL ," Halvorsen said.
Revolution United FC soon will announce upcoming tryouts.
About Revolution United FC
Revolution United FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Alton, N.H., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Revolution United FC plays in the UPSL Pro Premier.
Founded in 2011, Revolution United 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 160 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 200-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/