PSC is proud to announce that our newly-formed outfit PSC Football Club will be competing in the UPSL’s Western Conference this coming spring.
The move comes following the company’s decision to start a team to coincide with PSC’s European programs, with the aim of developing and preparing players more effectively for the professional game.
Speaking on PSC’s decision to enter a team into the league, United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said: “PSC is a well-established academy with a great player development program. PSC is a perfect fit for the UPSL as they have a good player pool, and what better way to test and develop your players during high-level matches against top opponents? We expect some competitive play from their squad. They have a proven system of player development that over the years has enabled many individuals to play professionally in Europe, Asia, and North America. We are very excited to see these talented players compete in the UPSL and wish PSC success on and off the field. We look forward to seeing them in the UPSL in 2017.”
PSC FC will be led by Tom Taylor and Simon Deeley. Taylor is a former Assistant Coach for Tulsa Roughnecks FC and current PSC Director. Deeley is a former Head Coach of the UPSL’s Valley United and also a current PSC Director.
Tom Lancaster and Yangho Lee will be among a number of other coaches involved with the side. Lancaster is currently the Director of Coaching with AYSO United and an Assistant Coach at Irvine Valley College. Lee is the Head Coach of Bethesda University’s soccer team in Los Angeles.
Commenting on PSC’s decision to enter a team into the UPSL, PSC FC Director of Media Relations Joe Angove said: “We are delighted to be competing in the UPSL.
It is a league that we are sure will prove to be a perfect local and competitive
environment for our players, as we look to prepare them for the next level. With PSC
based in Orange County, we have witnessed how the Southern California league has progressed over the last couple of years and we feel now is the perfect time to enter a team into the UPSL.”
PSC will later announce its upcoming schedule and home venue for UPSL games.
About PSC Football Club
PSC Football Club is an American soccer club based in Orange County, California and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. PSC FC will compete in the UPSL’s Western Conference.
Founded in 2017, PSC FC will participate in the qualifying round for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through its affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
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Players will be required to send their resume and playing background in order to be assessed for trial opportunities with the club. The team will begin pre-season preparations next week, heading to Phoenix, AZ for a pre-season friendly with NPSL side FC Arizona, who are coached by former Northern Ireland International goalkeeper Aidan Davison.
This article was written by Joe Angove – a sports journalist currently working with PSC. Joe’s work has been published and broadcast by The Independent, the BBC, Goal.com, and Plymouth Argyle FC, among other news outlets and sports clubs.