Carson City-based Western Nevada FC will join UPSL’s burgeoning Northwest Conference
LOS ANGELES – Dec. 14, 2016 – PRLog — United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce that Western Nevada Football Club has joined the league and will participate in the
Pro Premier Division.
Announced first on ESPN Radio 94.5 FM’s ‘Fiji and the Doc Show’ on Wednesday, Western Nevada FC will begin play in UPSL’s Northwest Conference beginning with the 2017 Spring Season.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, “Western Nevada FC opens up a whole new market for the UPSL, and for soccer as a whole, so we’re extremely proud to be a part of bringing the game to Nevada’s State Capitol. Western Nevada FC is growing the game, and that fits right in with what we want. We’re Connecting American Soccer, and now UPSL is in a place that hasn’t had anything close to Western Nevada FC. There’s a lot of excitement with their ownership group, and we wish them a prosperous 2017.”
Western Nevada FC was created in 2016 and brought public by Dr. Fred Simon Jr., Ian Hill and Art Castanares. Simon is a trauma & critical-care surgeon, owner of Khristopher’s Ristorante & Bar in Carson City (Nev.), and creator of the ‘Fiji and The Doc Show’ on Western Nevada ESPN Radio 94.5 FM.
Hill recently returned to his soccer roots as a coach and investor in Western Nevada FC. He is owner of The Changing Point, a consulting firm he leads on community-changing projects across North America and beyond.
Castanares is founder and CEO of Manzana Energy Inc., and publisher of La Prensa San Diego, a Spanish-language newspaper.
Western Nevada FC’s motto is ‘Love. Leadership. Legacy.’ Hill’s vision for the club centers around holistic approach leading to attacking football. He said the team has already garnered interest from a wide range of domestic and foreign players.
Western Nevada FC General Manager and Head Coach Ian Hill said, “Western Nevada has a strong soccer community so it only makes sense for a professional development team to emerge, and when scanning to horizon for the best league to take advantage of a professional development opportunity we felt that the UPSL was the leading edge of that opportunity.”
The club is the genesis of months of expediency by Simon and Hill to give the Carson City area its first professional development sports venture.
“Western Nevada FC was a convergence of ideas,” Hill said. “When I learned about the UPSL opportunity, the ownership group came together and decided this was the best vehicle to help our players reach their dreams, so what initially was a 36-month plan became a five-month plan.”
Western Nevada FC will play its home dates at Dayton (Nev.) High School, and intends to broadcast all of its games on ESPN Radio 94.5 FM and on the team’s website.
Western Nevada FC
Western Nevada FC are an American Soccer (https://en.wikipedia.org/
club based in Carson City, Nevada and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League.
Nevada FC will compete in the Pro Premier Division’s Northwest Conference.
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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/
Published at Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:46:53 +0000