The Fever United Futbol Club is pleased to welcome Texas Legacy as our semi-professional team competing in the United Premier Soccer League(UPSL) starting with the 2019-2020 Fall Season. Texas Legacy will be using Fever training facilities for their training and game-day needs for UPSL competition. Based in Tarrant County (Tex.), Texas Legacy will begin UPSL play in the Central Conference North Division, and is finalizing more venue options in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.
Fever United Director of Coaching, Kenneth Penn said, "We are very excited to partner with Texas Legacy and the UPSL. The Fever United Futbol Club has run a successful youth club for more than a decade and are excited to provide further opportunities for our players at the semi-professional level. A true soccer powerhouse in the Tarrant County area, Texas Legacy is going to do well in the UPSL's Central Conference and we look forward to supporting the team on the pitch soon.”
Constance Smith, is the Fever United Club Director of Operations. A native of Clermont, FL, Constance began Fever United in 2007 with the hopes of one day operating as a youth academy that now features multiple boys and girls youth teams playing at a competitive levels of soccer in various local, regional and national leagues.
Fever United FC Club Director Constance Smith said, "Joining the UPSL will create a pathway to professional soccer for all players who graduate our club program or that return from college.
This will give them somewhere they can play locally and give them a chance to further their soccer development and national exposure. It's going to be great for us to be a part of UPSL, a national league."
Fever United FC girls and boys select teams compete in various local, regional and national leagues. Fever United FC is planning the UPSL side in coordination with the return of several former Fever United FC youth players from current collegiate commitments and other talented players from the Tarrant County area.
"There have been several clubs around the Dallas-Ft. Worth area that continuously get invited to exclusive leagues to help develop their respective players. By in large part, independent clubs are routinely overlooked for these player development opportunities”. Smith said, “We needed something for the returning college players as well as the players that are still in the area wanting to continue their soccer playing career and further develop from the club soccer experiences. That's why we're looking to be an integral part of the UPSL. This will give us the platform for those players and our coaching staff to get to the next level."
Jody Ellsworth will serve as Head Coach. Coach Ellsworth, is a former club coach with various years of experience working with youth players in clubs such as Dallas Texans, Sting and Odyssey. Furthermore, Coach Ellsworth has served as the Assistant Mens & Womens Coach at Texas Wesleyan University from 2007-2010.
Texas Legacy soon will announce tryouts and its upcoming UPSL game schedule.
About Fever United FC
Fever United FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Tarrant County and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Fever United FC will play in the UPSL's Central Conference.
Founded in 2007, Fever United 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).
Texas Legacy Contact Information:
Direct: (817) 559-4018
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/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).