United Premier Soccer League Announces Colorado's Club El Azul as Expansion Team for 2017

Denver-based and family-owned, Club El Azul will join UPSL’s Pro Premier Division



LOS ANGELESDec. 9, 2016PRLog — United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce that Club El Azul has joined the league and will participate in the Pro Premier Division.

Club El Azul will begin play in UPSL’s Colorado Conference beginning with the 2017 Spring Season.

United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, “El Azul are an experienced club that’s proven to be winners wherever they’ve played. Their ownership is first-class, the Corrales-Cardona Family is first-class, and we couldn’t be more excited to have another family-owned team in the UPSL. The Denver area will benefit from that, and the Colorado Conference will benefit from that. We love having another team in Denver, and another team that’s going to
bring home-grown talent to their squad. They’re an excellent group, and we wish them well in 2017.”

Club El Azul is owned by the Corrales-Cardona Family. Founded in 2010, El Azul’s structure brings a lot to the table.

Patriarch Luis Corrales is the Head Coach, with eldest son, Luis Corrales-Cardona, and son-in-law, Jesus Morado, serving as his assistant coaches. Corrales’ youngest son, Nestor Corrales-Cardona, is the General Manager.

Club El Azul Assistant Coach and Team Spokesman Luis Corrales-Cardona said, “We like the way soccer brings everyone together, family and friends, so we decided to start our own club. We know the teams that are joining the Colorado Conference, and it’s a new challenge for our club. It’s great. The UPSL is all over and it’s growing, and we like the challenge. We like the competition and we’re excited for this new chapter for El Azul.”

The Family owns and operates Dream Windows Inc. of Denver, a local leader in new home and remodeling window installations with 15 years of doing business in Colorado. The company is a subcontractor for Denver-based Champion Windows, one of the industry’s highest-rated window manufacturers and retailers.

The Corrales-Cardona Family got into soccer first as sponsors for another Denver-area men’s open team before making the decision to create their own team along with friends and a number of Dream Windows Inc. employees.

Club El Azul has recent history of success, winning back-to-back Denver Soccer Liga championships in 2014-’15, while playing in both indoor and outdoor leagues since inception. The club also is a regular at the prestigious Las Vegas Silver Mug and Copa Allianza tournaments.

Started as an amateur team by Head Coach Luis Corrales, the Club El Azul has played in various leagues and tournaments throughout Colorado, and has an especially strong following in Denver’s soccer community.

Club El Azul are members of United States Adult Soccer Association sanctioned Soccer Liga in Denver, but are currently playing in the Foothills Arena League. The club also fields a reserve team.

About Club El Azul

Club El Azul area an American Soccer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_football) club based in Denver, Colorado and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Club El Azul will compete in the Pro Premier Division’s Colorado Conference.

Direct: (720) 290-9132

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 40 teams in California, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 50-plus teams targeted for 2017 Winter/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 www.upslsoccer.com
or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

Contact UPSL:
Direct: 310-415-5691

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

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Published at Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:16:20 +0000