United Premier Soccer League Announces Georgia Expansion with Forest Rovers FC
Clarkesville (Ga.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL for Spring Season
By: United Premier Soccer League
Based in Clarkesville (Ga.), Forest Rovers FC will begin play in the UPSL Southeast Conference Atlanta Caribbean Division, and will play its UPSL home games at South Gwinnett Park (2015 McGee Rd., Snellville, GA 30078) in compliance with UPSL Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League National Director Matt Kahla said, "We are pleased to welcome Forest Rovers Football Club to the United Premier Soccer League. The UPSL's Atlanta Caribbean Division is a great example of localized competition working in coordination with a national platform, and Forest Rovers FC will step in and provide more depth to that already stacked competition. Co-Owners Eddie Alvarado and Joel Mabin have a shared passion for their club, and we wish them well in preparation for their first UPSL season."
Eddie Alvarado and Joel Mabin are Co-Owners of Forest Rovers Football Club.
Alvarado, 23, grew up in Clarkesville (Ga.) and was a two-year starting goalkeeper at Mt. Airy (Ga.)'s Habersham Central High School. A state licensed electrician, Alvarado is listed on Forest Rovers FC's roster as a goalkeeper.
Forest Rovers FC Co-Owner Eddie Alvarado said, "We wanted the experience of playing at the Pro Development level instead of playing locally and seeing the same people every-other game. We want to show off some young talents that we have and help them step up a level as well. The Atlanta Caribbean League is well known in Northern Georgia, and now it's affiliation with the UPSL makes it even more prestigious. We're excited to get started."
Mabin will serve as General Manager of Forest Rovers FC. A native of Mexico, Mabin is an international entrepreneur.
Forest Rovers FC soon will announce its upcoming game schedule.
About Forest Rovers Football Club
Forest Rovers Football Club is an American Soccer club currently based in Clarkesville, Ga., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Forest Rovers FC will play in the UPSL's Southeast Conference Atlanta Caribbean Division.
Founded in 2019, Forest Rovers 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 300 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 and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 400-plus teams targeted for 2019 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/