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United Premier Soccer League Welcomes Inter Soccer Association as South Florida Expansion Team
Founded in 1999, Boca Raton (Fla.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL
Based in Boca Raton (Fla.), International Soccer Association started UPSL play in the Southeast Conference Florida South Division on Sunday, Aug. 26, and will host its UPSL home games at South County Regional Park () in compliance with UPSL Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Florida Divisions Manager Christian Vallejos said, "It's great that ISA has made the choice to jump to the UPSL. International Soccer Association has had great success cultivating youth talent and they're a first-class club. We're pleased to welcome ISA to the UPSL."
Anthony Olischar is Director of Coaching and the Head Coach of ISA. A native of Florida, Olischar, 28, played two seasons at Florida Memorial University (NAIA) and stewards the club's first Pro Development initiative.
International Soccer Association Director of Coaching Anthony Olischar said, "We're primarily popular for being a youth club, and we've been a pretty big youth club but now we want to find our place on the Pro Development side so our 16s, 17s, 18s and 19s will get a chance to place at another level. What I'm trying to create now is an environment where I have all the youth club kids at the games so it's a family atmosphere. I want to create that environment where people can go and watch games, and they're going to watch because they see the connection."
International Soccer Association is a competitive youth club with more than 400 members, ages 5-to-18, and has trained professionals like Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Shawn Barry (Real Salt Lake) and Manny Gonzalez (Miami FC).
Famous Brazilian referee Guilherme Ceretta de Lima also is playing for the club this season.
About International Soccer Association
International Soccer Association is an American Soccer club currently based in Boynton Beach, Fla., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. International Soccer Association will begin play in the UPSL Pro Premier.
Founded in 1999, International Soccer Association 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 200 teams in Alaska, 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, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 300-plus teams targeted for 2018 Fall 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/