United Premier Soccer League Announces Newport FC as Newest Southern California Expansion Team

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOS ANGELES - Feb 15, 2017 - United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce that Newport Football Club has joined the league and will compete in the Championship Division.

Newport FC will play in the UPSL’s Western Conference beginning with the 2017 Spring Season.

United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, “We’re very pleased to have Newport FC as a new team member of the UPSL. The club will have an abundance of talent to choose from out of the Orange County market, and we know that Newport FC will field a competitive side as 2017 Spring Season kicks off. We wish Newport FC the best on and off the field, and look forward to their future successes.”

Newport FC is co-owned by Ali Khosroshahin and John Stokes. Tyler Stelter is President.

Khosroshahin, 47, is a long-time collegiate and youth coach in Southern California. Born in Iran, Khosroshahin (pronounced Cos-ros-sha-heen) helped create the Cal State Los Angeles Women’s Soccer Program in 1995, was an assistant on Mexico’s Women’s National Team at the 1999 World Cup, and later won an NCAA Division 1 Women’s Soccer Championship in 2007 as Head Coach of the University of Southern California.

Newport FC Co-Owner Ali Khosroshahin said, “Having a consistent place to play and a consistent place to train in Newport will hopefully bring that community feeling that the UPSL offers. This our chance to create something from the ground up an create that sense of community. If we can always work on improving the quality of play and be competitive then I think we can do big things.”

Newport FC will announce tryouts soon. The club will train and play its games at Newport Harbor High School.

About Newport Beach Football Club

Newport Football Club is an American Soccer club based in Newport Beach, California, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Newport Beach FC will compete in the UPSL’s Western Conference.

Ali Khosroshahin
Email: Ali.Khosro@icloud.com
(714) 252-4230

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 50 teams in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado and New York. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 60-plus teams targeted for 2017 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining UPSL 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 http://www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

Contact UPSL:
Direct: 310-415-5691

Media Relations:
Dennis Pope
Direct: 951-675-3963

Source : United Premier Soccer League

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