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US Club Jun 02, 2012

US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues continue to expand with introduction of South Atlantic Premier League

US Club Soccer has announced the creation of the South Atlantic Premier League as the newest addition to the organization’s National Premier Leagues (NPL).

The NPL has been created to provide a unified, league-based national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in given geographic areas, and to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape based upon fundamental principles outlined in US Club Soccer’s 10-year vision.

Set to kick off in fall 2012 with U-13 and U-14 boys and girls divisions, the South Atlantic Premier League will include six member clubs:

  • Atlanta Fire United (Ga.)
  • Augusta Arsenal (Ga.)
  • Charlotte United (N.C.)
  • FC Alliance (Tenn.)
  • Roanoke Stars (Va.)
  • Triangle United (N.C.)

“FC Alliance is very excited to join the South Atlantic Premier League,” said FC Alliance Director of Coaching Josh Gray. “The league and the quality clubs that have entered it will enhance our club model for player development and provide our teams with great competition.”

“Triangle United is excited about the opportunity to participate in the South Atlantic Premier League,” said Triangle United Director of Soccer John Cirillo. “Each of the clubs involved in the league are well-recognized clubs with great leadership and great teams. Having these teams to compete against is only going to make our club stronger. We are looking forward to many great years of competition as the league develops.”

South Atlantic Premier League participating teams will play a regular-season schedule that runs from fall 2012 through spring 2013 with winning teams in each age group advancing to the 2013 NPL Champions Cup.