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UPSL Announces North Texas Expansion with Junior FC

Dallas, TX-based Club Joins Central Conference for 2020 Spring Season
Published Mar 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Junior FC as its newest Division II member.

Based in Dallas, TX, Junior FC will begin UPSL play in the 2020 Spring Season as part of the Central Conference Red River Division II. The club is finalizing its home venue in compliance with UPSL National Division standards.

United Premier Soccer League Central Conference Manager Matt Kahla said, "I'm excited to have Junior FC in the Central Conference. After just one conversation with Pedro Pineda I knew he would be a good fit for the development and growth of the Red River Division. We're looking forward to seeing the club kick off this season."

Junior FC was created in 2019 and has competed in local amateur leagues around North Texas in recent seasons. The club will now compete exclusively in the UPSL.

Pedro Pineda is Founder and Owner of Junior FC. Ivan Flores serves as President. Pedro Posada is Head Coach. Val de la Cruz is Assistant Coach.

"Junior FC is choosing to play in the UPSL because we want to play in the best USASA National League available. The 2020 season is the right time for us because we have been preparing and we are ready for the challenge," Pineda said.

The club will begin play when the UPSL resumes the 2020 Spring Season. Visit the team's Facebook page for full details.

About Junior FC

Junior FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Dallas, TX, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Junior FC will begin play in the UPSL Central Conference.

Founded in 2019, Junior 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).

Pedro Pineda
Website: Coming soon!

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.

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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