Detroit, Michigan – Today Detroit City FC has announced a new reserve squad that will compete in the United Premier Soccer League, known as ‘Detroit City FC 2’, to further build out the clubs pyramid from youth to professional.
The UPSL was founded in 2011 as a regional league in Los Angeles and has since grown to over 400 teams across the United States.
“Joining the UPSL is a very important step for the club as we endeavor to design an efficient and effective professional player pathway. The UPSL provides a competitive environment that connects our older academy players and the top local amateur talent, along with our experienced professionals; allowing us to continue to push the future of soccer forward in Metro Detroit,” said Trevor James, Sporting Director of Detroit City FC.
Detroit City FC 2 will compete in the UPSL’s Midwest East Conference with venue, head coach, opponent, and schedule announcements to come at a later date.
“We are extremely excited to have one of the most professional, community-supported soccer organizations in the country participate in the UPSL,” said Christian Vallejos, Vice President at UPSL. “Detroit City FC have done an amazing job putting together this pro soccer organization and we are excited by their level of commitment to growing the game. We look forward to welcoming them to our Premier division.”
“This new opportunity allows our club to strengthen our player personnel and player pathway system. Most importantly, it gives us a better foundation to serve the greatest needs of the men’s professional team. We’re very excited to put together a squad for the upcoming season,” said Tyler McManus, Director of Youth Development at Detroit City FC.
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