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2018 UPSL season

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United Premier Soccer League
Season2018 Spring/Summer
All statistics correct as of 30 January 2018.

The 2018 Spring/Summer United Premier Soccer League season will be the 106th season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States and the 8th year of the UPSL.

Conference Realignments[edit]

New conferences with all new teams were added in Texas, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, and Central Florida. Additionally, the Desert Mountain Conference was eliminated and regionalized, with its Idaho and Utah teams forming the new Mountain Conference; its Nevada teams forming the new Northwest conference; its Arizona teams joining new teams from New Mexico and West Texas to form the new Southwest Conference; and the Las Vegas Mobsters and Logan United FC folding.

Western Conference[edit]

Pro Premier Division[edit]

The following 4 clubs left the division before the season

  • Anaheim Legacy FC — folded
  • Bell Gardens FC — folded
  • San Diego Zest FC 2 – folded
  • Vanquish FC – folded

The following 2 clubs joined the division before the season

  • Lionside FC – promoted from Championship Division
  • Newcastle United FC – promoted from Championship Division

Additionally, OC Invicta was rebranded as California United FC II.[1]

Standings[edit]

Template:2018 UPSL Western – Pro Premier standings

Championship Division[edit]

The following 5 clubs left the division before the season

  • Black Gold Oil FC – folded
  • L.A. Wolves FC Reserves — folded
  • Lionside FC – promoted to Pro Premier Division
  • Long Beach City FC — folded
  • Newcastle United FC — promoted to Pro Premier Division

The following 3 clubs joined the division before the season

  • High Desert FC — new team from Hesperia, CA
  • San Nicolas FC — returned from 1 season hiatus
  • The Valley FC – new team from San Gabriel Valley, CA[2]

Standings[edit]

Template:2018 UPSL Western – Championship standings

Wild West Conference[edit]

For this season, the Wild West Conference was expanded to include the state of Oregon.

The following 2 clubs left the conference before the season

  • Azteca FC – folded
  • East Bay FC Stompers Juniors — folded

The following 4 clubs joined the conference before the season

  • AFC San Francisco Hearts – new team from San Francisco, CA[3]
  • Napa Sporting SC – joined from NorCal Liga [4]
  • Redding Royals FC – joined from Pacific Premier League (PPL)[5]
  • Southern Oregon Starphire FC – joined from PPL [6]

Standings[edit]

Template:2018 UPSL Wild West standings

Northwest Conference[edit]

The Northwest Conference is new for this season. It covers Southern Nevada.

The following 5 clubs joined the conference for its inaugural season

  • Demilios — new team from Las Vegas, NV
  • FC Nevada — new team from Las Vegas, NV
  • Las Vegas City FC – transferred from Desert Mountain Conference
  • Las Vegas Soccer Club – transferred from Desert Mountain Conference
  • Summerlin Red Rocks FC – new team from Summerlin, NV [7]

Southwest Conference[edit]

The Southwest Conference is new for this season. It covers the states of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as West Texas.

The following 4 clubs joined the conference for its inaugural season

  • Arizona Scorpions – returned from 1 season hiatus
  • FC Grande – joined from Mesilla Valley Soccer League [8][9][10]
  • Southwest FC – new team from El Paso, TX [11]
  • Sporting Arizona FC 2 – transferred from Desert Mountain Conference and renamed from Sporting Arizona FC

Mountain Conference[edit]

The Mountain Conference is new for this season. It covers the states of Idaho and Utah.

The following 5 clubs joined the conference for its inaugural season

  • Boise FC – transferred from Desert Mountain Conference
  • Idaho Lobos FC — new team from Idaho
  • Provo Premier – transferred from Desert Mountain Conference
  • San Juan FC – transferred from Desert Mountain Conference
  • Utah Saints FC – new team from Davis County, UT[12][13]

Colorado Conference[edit]

Pro Premier Division[edit]

The following 2 clubs left the division before the season -

  • Club El Azul – folded
  • FC United – folded

The following 4 clubs joined the division before the season -

  • Denver Metro FC – promoted from Championship Division
  • GAM United FC – promoted from Championship Division
  • Legions FC – promoted from Championship Division
  • Northern Colorado FC – promoted from Championship Division

Standings[edit]

Template:2018 UPSL Colorado – Pro Premier standings

Championship Division[edit]

The division will play a 10 game home-and-away double round robin.

The following 4 clubs left the division before the season

  • Denver Metro FC – promoted to Pro Premier Division
  • GAM United FC – promoted to Pro Premier Division
  • Legions FC – promoted to Pro Premier Division
  • Northern Colorado FC – promoted to Pro Premier Division

The following 5 clubs joined the division before the season

  • Athletic Club of Sloan's Lake – joined from Colorado Premier League[14]
  • Bright Stars of Colorado SC – new team from Aurora, CO
  • Longmont Diablos FC – joined from local amateur league[15]
  • Monaco Denver FC – new team from Denver, CO
  • Real Medina PSL – new team from Boulder, CO

Standings[edit]

Template:2018 UPSL Colorado – Championship standings

Texas Conference[edit]

The Texas Conference is new for this season. It covers most of the state of Texas.

The following 9 clubs joined the conference for its inaugural season

  • Bay Area Oilers FC – new team from Houston, TX
  • FC Denton — joined from North Texas Premier Soccer Association
  • FC Imperial – new team
  • FC Knights – new team from Killeen, TX
  • Genova FC — new team from San Antonio, TX[16]
  • Inocentes FC – new team from Fort Worth, TX
  • Katy Tigres FC – new team from Katy, TX
  • Keene FC – new team from Keene, TX
  • Round Rock SC – new team from Round Rock, TX

Midwest Conference[edit]

The Midwest Conference is new for this season. It was founded through a merger with the Premier League of America (PLA). The conference was split geographically into four regions.

West Region[edit]

The West Region covers the states of Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

The following 5 clubs joined the region for its inaugural season

  • Canzas Barilleros FC — new team from Kansas
  • Nebraska Bugeaters FC – new team from Lincoln, NE[17]
  • Quinto Elemento FC — new team from Kansas City, KS
  • Santa Fe Wanderers – new team from Kansas City, KS
  • St. Louis Maritsa – new team from St. Louis, MO

North Region[edit]

The North Region covers the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The following 6 clubs joined the region for its inaugural season

  • Croatian Eagles SC – joined from PLA
  • FC Minneapolis – joined from American Champions League (ACL)
  • Granite City FC — joined from ACL
  • Green Bay Team Miller — new team from Green Bay, WI
  • Madison 56ers – joined from PLA
  • Milwaukee Bavarian SC – joined from PLA

Central Region[edit]

The Central Region covers the states of Illinois and Iowa.

The following 6 clubs joined the region for its inaugural season

  • Aurora Borealis SC – joined from PLA
  • DeKalb County United – new team from DeKalb, IL
  • Elgin Pumas SC – joined from PLA
  • Joliet United SC – new team from Joliet, IL
  • RWB Adria – joined from PLA
  • Union Dubuque F.C. – new team from Dubuque, IA

East Region[edit]

The East Region covers the states of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

The following 6 clubs joined the region for its inaugural season

  • AAFC Lumberjacks – new team from Ann Arbor, MI
  • Carpathia FC – joined from PLA
  • Muskegon Risers SC – joined from PLA
  • Oakland County FC – joined from PLA
  • Toledo Villa FC — joined from PLA
  • USAi Old Bhoys – new team from Indianapolis, IN

Northeast Conference[edit]

The Northeast Conference is new for this season. It covers the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

The following 12 clubs joined the conference for its inaugural season

  • Boston Siege FC – joined from Champions Soccer League USA (CSLUSA)
  • International SC – new team from Nashua, NH
  • Junior Lone Star FC – second team of NPSL club
  • Juve-Pro Soccer – new team from Norfolk County, MA
  • Lincoln Club Futebol – joined from CSLUSA
  • Lynn United – joined from CSLUSA, from Lynn, MA
  • Mass United FC – 2nd team of an ASL club, from Boston, MA
  • New Hampshire Rapids FC – joined from CSLUSA
  • New Jersey Teamsters FC – new team from Bayonne, NJ
  • Philadelphia Salone FC — joined from Philadelphia Premier Soccer League
  • Safira FC – joined from CSLUSA
  • Super 9 Pro FC – new team from Rochester, NY

Southeast Conference[edit]

The Southeast Conference is new for this season. It covers the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The conference will play a 14 game home-and-away double round robin.

The following 8 clubs joined the conference for its inaugural season

  • Atlanta All-Star — new team from Atlanta, GA
  • Bragg FC – new team from Fort Bragg, NC
  • C-Ville FC – new team from Charlottesville, VA
  • FC Cardinals – new team from Winston-Salem, NC
  • Lowcountry United FC – new team from Charleston, SC
  • Savannah Clovers FC – new team from Savannah, GA
  • Sosa FC — new team from Wendell, NC
  • Sparta 20/20 FC – new team from Spartanburg, SC

Standings[edit]

Template:2018 UPSL Southeast standings

Florida Conference[edit]

The South Florida Conference was expanded to be the Florida Conference for this season and was split into two regions. All of the existing teams joined the South Region, while new teams were added to form a Central Region.

Central Region[edit]

The following 5 clubs joined the region before the season

  • Deportivo Lake Mary – new team from Lake Mary, FL
  • Inter Orlando FC – new team from Orlando, FL
  • Sporting Orlando – new team from Orlando, FL
  • St. Petersburg FC Aztecs — new team from St. Petersburg, FL[18]
  • Winter Haven United FC – joined from CSLUSA - Name Change from Sisonke Simunye - Together We Are 1

South Region[edit]

The following club joined the region before the season

  • Pinecrest SC – new team from Pinecrest, FL

References[edit]

  1. https://twitter.com/CalUtdFC/status/960977247455686656
  2. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES THE VALLEY FC AS WESTERN CONFERENCE EXPANSION TEAM". 26 Jan 2018. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  3. Douglas Zimmerman (20 Nov 2017). "Bay Area Soccer Roundup: AFC San Francisco Hearts Joins the UPSL". The Beautiful Blog. sfgate.com. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  4. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NORTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPANSION WITH NAPA SPORTING SC". upslsoccer.com. 31 Oct 2017. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  5. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES REDDING ROYALS FC AS WILD WEST CONFERENCE EXPANSION TEAM". upslsoccer.com. 14 Dec 2017. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  6. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES STARPHIRE FC AS NEW NORTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPANSION TEAM". upslsoccer.com. 8 Dec 2017. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  7. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEVADA CONFERENCE EXPANSION WITH SUMMERLIN RED ROCKS FC". upslsoccer.com. 3 Jan 2018. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  8. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPANSION WITH FC GRANDE". upslsoccer.com. 3 Nov 2017. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  9. Vaughn, Dan (12 Dec 2017). "The Rise of FC Grande". soccerroundtable.net. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  10. "Southwestern Opportunity: Alexis Ruiz of FC Grande". americanpyramidblog.com. 9 Nov 2017. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  11. "UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EXPANSION WITH SOUTHWEST FC". upslsoccer.com. 6 Dec 2017. Retrieved 30 Jan 2018.
  12. "United Premier Soccer League Announces Utah Expansion with Saints Football Club". 19 Oct 2017. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  13. Aragon, Marcos (30 Oct 2017). "Utah Saints FC to bring soccer to Davis County". Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  14. "United Premier Soccer League Announces Colorado Expansion with Athletic Club of Sloan's Lake". 7 Nov 2017. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  15. "United Premier Soccer League Announces Colorado Conference Expansion with Longmont Diablos FC". 16 Jan 2018. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  16. http://www.upslsoccer.com/news/united-premier-soccer-league-announces-genova-fc-s
  17. Chris Peters (16 Jan 2018). "Upstart amateur soccer team Bugeaters FC finds new home at Lincoln Sports Complex". Omaha.com. Omaha World-Herlald. Retrieved 5 Feb 2018.
  18. http://www.upslsoccer.com/news/united-premier-soccer-league-announces-florida-co3

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