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UPSL Welcomes Almeyda FC as a Central Conference Expansion Team

Houston (Texas)-Based Pro Development Club Hosts Houston FC This Saturday
Published Apr 3, 2019

April 3, 2019 - Los Angeles - The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce Almeyda Futbol Club as a new league member kicking off with the 2019 Spring Season.

Based in Houston (Texas), LSA Pro plays in the UPSL Southeast Conference and hosts its UPSL home games at Matias Almeyda Training Center (4211 Clow Road, Houston, TX 77068) in compliance with UPSL Minimum Standards.

Almeyda FC welcomes Houston FC into Matias Almeyda Training Center on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m. CT. Admission and parking are free.

United Premier Soccer League National Director Matt Kahla said, "We're honored and pleased to have Matias Almeyda as a club owner in the UPSL as we welcome Almeyda Futbol Club to the Central Conference. Coach Almeyda is a living legend in the professional soccer ranks, and his Training Center is a jewel in the Houston soccer community. Mr. Almeyda's efforts to bring soccer to more people in Houston is working, and we wish Almeyda FC the best as it continues its inaugural season in the UPSL."

Almeyda FC is the top tier of Houston (Texas)'s Matias Almeyda Training Academy, a U4-U18 academy operating for more than 200 boys and girls youth players.

Famed professional Coach Matias Almeyda is Owner of the Training Center and the Academy that bears his name. He currently serves as Head Coach of San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) and is Co-Owner of Almeyda Futbol Club.

Sebastian Salazar is President of Matias Almeyda Training Academy and Co-Owner of Almeyda FC. He currently oversees the construction of the the Training Center's 2,000-seat stadium.

Almeyda Futbol Club Co-Owner and president Sebastian Salazar said, "We want to compete and we want to win. We're going to start with the local players because there are a lot of local players who are ready, and that's a credit to the local soccer scene. And we have the Training Academy now, too, so we'll be giving opportunity to players to move up. We think the UPSL is a really good opportunity for that."

The Matias Almeyda Training Center is a 32-acre soccer-specific facility with three FIFA-regulation turf fields included in its setup.

The club opened its inaugural UPSL Central Conference South Division campaign with a 1-0 victory ove Cedar Stars Rush on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

About Almeyda Futbol Club

Almeyda Futbol Club is an American Soccer club currently based in Houston, Texas, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Almeyda FC plays in the UPSL's Central Conference.

Founded in 2017, Almeyda 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).

Instagram: @matiasalmeydafc
Twitter: @MatiasAlmeydaTC

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).

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