SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Boca FC today announced that it is a new member of the 34 Team National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The team will begin its 2010 NPSL season campaign starting in early April and finishing out a 12-game regular season ending in August with playoffs and championship games following thereafter.
San Diego Boca FC will play in the seven year old National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) which includes developmental teams from the Chicago Fire and New York Red Bull of Major League Soccer (MLS). The NPSL is a feeder league and acts as a developmental league for players to excel in their pursuit of the highest level of professional soccer whether it's playing in the MLS or playing abroad.
San Diego Boca FC will be paired in the seven-team Western Conference:
SAN DIEGO BOCA FC
Real San Jose
Sonoma County Sol
SF Bay Area Ambassadors
Salinas Valley Samba
New York Red Bull
Long Island Academy FC
New York Athletic Club
New Hampshire Rapids
Erie Admirals SC
Buffalo City FC
FC Reading Revolution
Maryland Red Devils
New Jersey Blaze
Rocket City United
St. Paul Twinstar
Eau Claire Aris FC
CEO/President Yan Skwara stated, "We are very excited to be part of the Soccer Community of San Diego in terms of being able to provide an outlet for players looking to take their soccer careers to the next level. With a population of over 3.5 million in San Diego County, not including our Mexican neighbors, there are close to one million registered soccer players and fans that we know are excited about the sport of soccer and would like to see a high quality soccer match on a Saturday night."
Skwara continued, "San Diego Boca FC is going to be an exciting community team with dynamic players and coaches. The focus of winning games and championships will always be on the forefront. Boca FC will be coached by one of the most respected coaches in the San Diego area with Papo Santos, who has worked with the San Diego soccer community and youth soccer players during his entire twenty-five year plus playing and coaching career. Papo is currently the President of the San Diego Hispanic Soccer Council and oversees the Hispanic soccer leagues throughout San Diego County, which includes over 15,000 adult players. Assisting Papo will be his long time assistant coaching partner, Jorge Uribe. Jorge also has a long standing history both on the playing and coaching side as well. We could not be happier to be teaming with both coaches to lead Boca FC into the 2010 NPSL campaign not only as coaches but as long term partners of the club."
"On the other side of the coin, business operations of the team will be essential in terms of achieving profitability year in, year out. Corporate sponsorship, ticket sales, merchandise sales and club memberships will be key elements in executing on the business side. We have assembled a quality front office and back office staff including the SD Boca FC booster club to build up our fan base and run team operations from our offices in San Diego," stated Skwara.
Dan Trainor, Commissioner of the NPSL stated, "We are very excited to have a new team in the San Diego market. US Soccer Corporation, owner of San Diego Boca FC, brings significant business operational experience to the table, not to mention an excellent understanding of the world's most popular game. We have prided ourselves the past seven years in growing the NPSL league and attracting top ownership groups into the NPSL as our goal. Moving forward, we feel that San Diego Boca FC will be the spark that will create new excitement in the western division for years to come. The Soccer community in San Diego should be excited about its new soccer team."
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About San Diego Boca FC
San Diego Boca FC was founded in 2009 to promote and develop professional and youth soccer in the San Diego Community and across the United States. The team was named after the storied soccer club Boca Jrs. out of Argentina founded in 1905, where Diego Maradona played during the beginning of his amazing soccer career. San Diego Boca FC will carry the tradition that Boca Jrs. established by promoting and building its club from a grass roots level, developing the young stars of tomorrow.
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