United Premier Soccer League's Central Conference Announces League One Third Tier
Jorge Echeverria Named North Division Manager for Central Conference's Third Tier, Adding to the UPSL's Promotion/Relegation Model
The UPSL is pleased to announce Jorge Echeverria as Manager of UPSL's League One Central Conference North Division, with will begin play with the 2019 Spring Season as UPSL's third tier competition.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "The Central Conference of the UPSL has grown significantly over the past year, and just like all around the rest of the world we must separate levels of competition accordingly. Promotion/Relegation is the backbone of the UPSL and we are very pleased to now have three tiers of play for our Central Conference, matching what we have done in Southern California. While it's clear our top teams want to keep playing against the best competition, this now will give teams and organizations in the second and third tiers a common goal. Central Conference Manager Matt Kahla must be commended for his efforts, and Jorge Echeverria will work hand-in-hand with Matt to build this new breakout system of tiers based upon competitive merit for all UPSL Central Conference teams."
The new UPSL League One Central Conference North Division's 2019 Spring Season begins March and will continue through a four-team playoff and championship in July. The winner is eligible for promotion to the UPSL Championship Central Conference North Division for the 2019 Fall Season.
Sgt. Jorge Echeverria, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), is a native of Forth Worth (Tex.) and holds an MA in Business Administration from Ft. Worth's Strayer University. After spending 10 years in U.S. Marine Corps, Echeverria worked for the U.S. Dept. of Defense before accepting his current role as a Financial Operations Analyst for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
UPSL League One Central Conference North Division Manager Jorge Echeverria said, "It's awesome to take this on as we all are part of starting promotion/relegation the right way here in Texas. The UPSL has talent on the field and in the front office, and they're making it happen. The UPSL's Pro/Rel Model is working, and the game has changed here because of the UPSL. I'm excited to get to work."
The new UPSL League One Central Conference North Division will host many of the UPSL Pro Premier and Championship tier reserve teams. New clubs also are expected to join in the near future, with a number of others within the marketplace expressing interest.
The UPSL League One Central Conference North Division will have its champions promoted to the new UPSL Championship Central Conference, which is currently registering new teams.
About UPSL League One
UPSL League One is the official Third Tier of the United Premier Soccer League. Member teams 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, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 140-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/