United Premier Soccer League Announces Virginia Expansion with Quake Football Club
Chesapeake (Va.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL for 2019 Fall Season
By: United Premier Soccer League
Based in Chesapeake (Va.), Quake FC will play in the UPSL Pro Premier Southeast Conference Mid-Atlantic Division, and host its UPSL home games at Norfolk Collegiate school (7336 Granby St., Norfolk, Va., 23505) in compliance with UPSL Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Mid-Atlantic Division Manager Andy Salandy said, "We are pleased to welcome Quake FC to the United Premier Soccer League's Mid-Atlantic Division. Quake FC is a new club with bright ambitions, and Frank Luster knows his stuff. He wants to rock the foundation a little bit in Southeast Virginia, and he brings a lot of playing experience to the table. We wish Quake FC luck as they prepare for the UPSL Fall Season."
Frank Luster IV is Owner and President of Quake Football Club. A native of Chesapeake (Va.), Luster played four years of varsity soccer at Grassfield High School, was a member of Virginia Beach (Va.)'s nationally-ranked Beach FC team in 2011-'12, played multiple Olympic Development Program (ODP) seasons, and was a two-year member of the men's club soccer team at Harrisonburg (Va.)'s James Madison University.
Quake Football Club Frank Luster said, "We really wanted more competition and the opportunity to travel. I was big into travel soccer when I was in high school, and that's something that's missing at a higher level in Southeast Virginia area, so I was really stoked when I heard about the UPSL. To be able to run a club the way you want, and play in a super-organized national league is what it's all about. The UPSL really is stepping it up and letting clubs and players have a showcase."
Quake FC is operated by its Board of Directors: Christian Ramirez, Jonathan Chambers and Cory Johnson. Frank Luster III serves as an advisor. Henry Tasker previously served as Director of Marketing and Social Media.
The club previously played in a local amateur league, finishing unbeaten and reaching the postseason tournament quarterfinals.
"I'd like to thank Henry for his help getting this started, and to Christian for coaching our team during its first season. Also, big thanks to Jonathan and Cory for all the work that they've done with fundraising and our uniforms, and to my Dad for all the great advice so far," Luster IV said.
Quake FC will host open tryouts during first team practices from June 18 to July 14, and will announce its upcoming game schedule.
About Quake Football Club
Quake Football Club is an American Soccer club currently based in Chesapeake, Va., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Quake FC will play in the UPSL Southeast Conference Mid-Atlantic Division.
Founded in 2019, Quake 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/