United Premier Soccer League Welcomes Miami Sun FC as Florida Expansion Club
Founded 2016, South Florida-Based Pro Development Club Brings Venezuelan Flavor to UPSL
Based in Doral (Fla.), Miami Suns FC plays in the UPSL Southeast Conference Florida South Division and currently hosts its UPSL home games at Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park (20901 NE 16th Ave., Miami, FL 33179) in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Florida Division Manager Christian Vallejos said, "Miami Sun FC has progressed every year since the club started, and now the club has entered into the UPSL and continues to seize the opportunity on the Pro Development level. We're proud to have Miami Sun FC as a member of the UPSL, and we wish Owner Fernando Rodriguez and the team every success going forward."
Fernando Rodriguez, 35, is the club's Owner and General Manager. A native of Venezuela, Rodriguez started Miami Sun FC in 2016 and opened Miami Sun FC Academy in February 2018.
Miami Sun FC Owner Fernando Rodriguez said, "We decided to take a different challenge, and the UPSL is new but we think in this moment that the UPSL is a great league. We can find local teams with an excellent level of play, and do some travel with the team so people can see us play."
Jonathan Rosas, 35, is the team's Head Coach. A former professional in Venezuala, Rosas also made a number of appearances with the Venezuela Under-20 Men's National Team.
"I think the Head Coach and his staff deserve the credit for the physical trainings. They are working so hard in the trainings, three-to-four times a week," Rodriguez said. "We have good trainings and use new techniques so we're always thinking about doing it better."
Miami Sun FC (5-3-1 overall) plays Hurricane FC on Saturday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Hilltopper Stadium (2505 Seacrest Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33444).
About Miami Sun Football Club
Miami Sun Football Club is an American Soccer club currently based in Doral, Fla., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Miami Sun FC plays in the UPSL Pro Premier.
Founded in 2016, Miami Sun 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 170 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, 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/
Page Updated Last on: Jun 21, 2018