The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that the FC Force (Holtville, CA) have joined the league as an expansion team. They will begin play in the Southwest Conference of the West Region in 2014.
"It's great to see the NPSL continue to grow in the soccer hotbed of Southern California with the addition of FC Force," NPSL Commissioner Michael Hitchcock remarked. "FC Force shares the NPSL’s commitment to growing the game and developing players. I'm excited to see the high level of competition in the NPSL Southwest Conference in 2014!"
FC Force is led by Owner Alfredo Marcq Sr., President Alfredo Marcq Jr., General Manager Jorge Zavala, and Head Coach Diego Lucas Terry.
Terry is the best known of the group, having starred for Racing Club, the Argentina National Futsal team, San Diego Sockers, and La Raza Monterrey in addition to his service as the head coach of the Revolucion Tijuana.
“The vision of FC Force is to be the premier soccer team in California,” Terry stated. “We are committed to providing quality soccer and fostering partnerships with all community members through ongoing daily, direct, and positive play.”
Home games will be played at three locations in the Imperial Valley, including Southwest High School, Holtville High School, and Calexico High School.
“We are thankful and extremely appreciative of the rare opportunity to be part of this great organization.,” Terry concluded. “We are ready to work together to keep the league growing.”
The team hopes to be competitive in their first season on and off the field. They look forward to securing sponsors and establishing relationships with community organizations.
FC Force can be found at www.fcforcesoccer.com.
FC Force joins Puerto Rico F.C. (Bayamón, PR), Carolina Railhawks U-23’s (Cary, NC), Fort Worth Soccer (Fort Worth, TX), Corinthians FC of San Antonio (San Antonio, TX), Upward Stars (Spartanburg, SC), Inter United FC (Tukwila, WA), Seattle NPSL (Seattle, WA), ASA Charge (Gambrills, MD), Del Rey City SC (Los Angeles, CA), Spartans Futbol Club (Portland,OR/Vancouver,WA), SO Samba FC (Hood River, OR), FC Carolina Discoveries (Rock Hill, SC), BCS United Clash (Bryan-College Station, TX), Minnesota United FC Reserves (Blaine, MN), Greater Lowell Football Club (Lowell, MA), Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves (Atlanta, GA), NPSL Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA), FC Bordo Saint Louis (St. Louis, MO), PA West Soccer (Pittsburgh, PA),Gate City FC (Greensboro, NC), Nashville Atlas FC (Nashville, TN), Virginia Legacy (Williamsburg, VA), Cincinnati Saints (Cincinnati, OH), Dallas City FC (Dallas, TX), Temecula FC (Temecula, CA), Storm FC (Broward County, FL), and Lansing United (Lansing, MI) as expansion teams for the 2014 season.
The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL is the fastest-growing national soccer league in the U.S., operating in 70+ markets across the country. Two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, operate U-23 squads in the NPSL.