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UPSL Announces California Expansion with Acoreano Sport

Hilmar, CA based Club Joins Wild West Division for 2020 Fall Season
Published Jul 23, 2020

July 23, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Acoreano Sport as its newest Division I member.

Based in Hilmar, CA, Acoreano Sport will begin UPSL play in the 2020 Fall Season as part of the Wild West Division. The club will play its UPSL home games at Holy Rosary Church Stadium (8471 Cypress St., Hilmar, CA 95324) in compliance with UPSL National Division I standards.

UPSL Wild West Division Manager Will Bumgardner said, "We are excited to have Acoreano Sport join the UPSL's Wild West Division. Acoreano Sport brings a 50-year history with them to the UPSL. Having a club come in with a strong history like that will only make the division better. We wish them the best as they prepare for their 2020 Fall Season debut."

Acoreano Sport was founded in 1970 and is currently operated by its Board of Directors, each of whom previously played for the club. Joe Lemos is President and Sport Director. Tomas Zajfert has agreed to serve as Head Coach.

"There is a strong sense of community within our organization and players who have the chance to experience this environment usually stick around and take on more responsibilities in the leading positions around the club," Zajfert said.

Acoreano Sport has competed in Liga NorCal and the Sacramento Adult Soccer League, and former Portuguese internationals Marco Caneira, Simao Sabrosa, Jorge Andrade and Ricardo have played for the club.

Acoreano Sport Board of Directors statement: "Our club is in its 50th year and has grown into an organization within the local community that attracts people of each interest group, cultural background and ethnicity. We are here for the benefit of the community and our main goal is to create a platform for young players to thrive. There is a lot of talent in the Central Valley and a lot of players a deprived of the opportunity to play. We recognize the UPSL as the chance we have been waiting for. The UPSL gives amateur soccer the structure it needs to be successful. Joining the UPSL was a long-term goal that we worked very hard to achieve. We are very grateful and excited to officially be a part of the UPSL and enter into this great competition of clubs across the United States.

About Acoreano Sport

Acoreano Sport is an American Soccer club currently based in Hilmar, CA, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Acoreano Sport will play in the UPSL's Wild West Division.

Acoreano Sport 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).

Email: [email protected]
Website: Coming soon!
Facebook: /AcoreanoSportClub
Instagram: @acoreanosc

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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