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US Club May 07, 2020

US Club Soccer’s Red River NPL welcomes two more Oklahoma clubs

CHARLESTON, S.C. – US Club Soccer’s Red River NPL is expanding next season by way of the Oklahoma Premier Clubs welcoming in two new member clubs: Blitz United SC (Tulsa, OK) and Oklahoma Energy FC (Edmond, OK).

These new additions are bringing their 11-U through 19-U boys and girls teams to the Oklahoma Premier Clubs, with 13-U through 19-U regional teams competing in the Red River NPL.

The 2020-21 season will be the Red River NPL’s fourth year within the National Premier Leagues. Beyond the membership connection with Oklahoma Premier Clubs, the Red River NPL also includes clubs from Arkansas, Louisiana, south Kansas and north Texas.

Here are the member clubs:

  • Arkansas United (AR)
  • Arkansas Comets (AR)
  • Blitz United SC (OK)
  • BVB IA-America (TX)
  • City FC (TX)
  • Dallas Texans (TX)
  • DKSC (TX)
  • FC Dallas (TX)
  • FC Wichita (KS)
  • Fever United FC (TX)
  • KC Legends (KS)
  • Mansfield Revolution SC (TX)
  • Mighty Bluebirds (AR)
  • Oklahoma Celtic (OK)
  • Oklahoma Energy FC (OK)
  • NEOFC (OK)
  • NTX Celtic (TX)
  • Shreveport United (LA)
  • Solar SC (TX)
  • South Lakes SC (OK)
  • Sporting Arkansas (AR)
  • Sting SC (TX)
  • Texas Spurs FC (TX)
  • Tulsa SC (OK)
  • West Side Alliance (OK)

“Oklahoma Energy FC is excited and looking forward to being a part of the OPC and the Red River NPL,” said Jimmy Hampton, Director of Coaching for Oklahoma Energy FC. “As the soccer landscape is constantly evolving, we felt this was a great opportunity to continue to strive to be a full-service club and provide meaningful games for all of our kids. The clubs involved in the OPC and Red River NPL platform have done a great job under this platform, and we look forward to joining them in promoting our kids, community, club and state.”

“We are pleased to be joining the OPC and Red River NPL,” said Robbie Mitchell, Director of Coaching for Blitz United. “Our players are excited to be playing new and more diverse competition. This is the path to get Oklahoma soccer under one administration.”

The Red River NPL boasts a defending 2019 Girls NPL Finals champion in South Lakes SC, which won a thrilling final in penalty kicks.

Quotes from fellow Oklahoma Premier Clubs member clubs:

Jamie Peterson, Director of Coaching of Northeast Oklahoma FC: “We are pleased that OPC becomes even more competitive and diverse with the addition of Oklahoma Energy FC and Blitz United SC. Both clubs have a long history and we are excited to welcome them into OPC.”

Don Rother, Executive Director of Oklahoma Celtic: “We are excited to announce the addition of Oklahoma Energy FC and Blitz United SC to the Oklahoma Premier Clubs’ platform. The addition of these two clubs brings great diversity and competition for all levels into the league. We look forward to working with their leadership to continue to improve the player development model within OPC.”

Brandon Lawless, Director of Coaching of South Lakes SC: “South Lakes Soccer Club (Oklahoma Cosmos) are excited about the addition of top-quality clubs to the OPC platform. These additions make sense geographically and will enhance our platform. They’ll also give us some additional variety and depth. We are excited for our families and our membership. And we’re excited for the future of the Oklahoma Energy FC and Blitz United programs and the ability to work closely with their leadership in continuing to develop the OPC platform.”