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UPSL Announces South Florida Expansion with FC Kendall

Kendall, FL-based Club Joins Southeast Conference for 2020 Season
Published Feb 20, 2020

February 20, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce FC Kendall as its newest member.

Based in Miami, FL, FC Kendall is a registered non-profit organization in the State of Florida, and proudly sponsored by Power Avionics & Accessories. FC Kendall will begin UPSL play in the 2020 Spring Season as part of the Southeast Conference Florida South Division. The club will host its UPSL home games at Kendall Soccer Park (8011 SW 127th Ave., Miami, FL 33183) in compliance with UPSL National Division standards.

United Premier Soccer League Vice President Christian Vallejos said, "I'm excited to announce FC Kendall as a new member of UPSL Florida. FC Kendall is a strong club and they have had plenty of recent success in South Florida. The club wants to play in a USASA National League and compete at a higher level. We look forward to watching FC Kendall begin its UPSL journey this season."

FC Kendall was created in 2008 as Uruguay Kendall FC in honor of the founder's roots and was the 2015 USASA Florida State Cup Champions. The club changed its name to FC Kendall in 2017 and was champions of the South Florida-based American Premier Soccer League (APSL) the same year.

Mauro Grignola is Founder and President of FC Kendall. Hans Neuman serves as General Manager and Head Coach.

"Every goal starts with a vision. Several months ago, this group of players decided we would like to play in the UPSL. Since playing in the South Florida Premier League we told ourselves, 'If our core players show up and are consistent, we win and more importantly, are having fun while doing it, then we will strongly consider bigger things.' Gratefully, the CEOs at Power Avionics & Accessories told us the news that they would be sponsoring all of our 2020 Spring Season. This is the right move because our team is ready for the next step, the next challenge, bigger things, and there's no better platform than the UPSL. This is the right league to play against top-notch competition and give our guys the best opportunity to get noticed and possibly take their talents to the next level," Neuman said.

FC Kendall also won the 2016 Miami Copa Alianza, and was four-time champion of the SSM Premier League (2010, '12, '13 and '14), previously Miami's top league.

The club will soon announce its upcoming game schedule.

About FC Kendall

FC Kendall is an American Soccer club currently based in Kendall, FL, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. FC Kendall will begin play in the UPSL Southeast Conference.

Founded in 2008, FC Kendall 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).

Instagram: @fc_kendall
Twitter: @_FCKendall

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams nationwide. The UPSL is the largest Pro Development League in North America. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining UPSL National League minimum standards.

UPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the league's affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

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