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UPSL Announces North Carolina Expansion with Greensboro International FC

Greensboro, NC based Club Joins Southeast Conference for 2020 Fall Season
Published Aug 12, 2020

August 12, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Greensboro International Football Club as its newest Division I member.

Based in Greensboro, NC, Greensboro International FC will begin UPSL play in the 2020 Fall Season as part of the Southeast Conference Mid-Atlantic South Division I. The club is finalizing its home venue agreement in compliance with UPSL National Division I standards.

UPSL Mid-Atlantic Division Manager Andy Salandy said, "We are excited to welcome Greensboro International FC to the UPSL's Mid-Atlantic Division. The ownership is as passionate about the game and player development as anyone I've ever met. His desire to build a competitive program in Greensboro, North Carolina, will be a great thing for the people in that community. We wish the club luck moving forward and can't wait to see their talented players on the pitch soon."

Steven Tamba is the Director and Head Coach of Greensboro International FC. Tamba previously served as Academy Director at Porter Ridge Athletic Association in Indian Trail, NC and as Junior Academy Coach for Greensboro United Soccer Association.

"Our club strives to create opportunities for youth and adult soccer players in the Greensboro area by promoting a competitive soccer program. Joining the UPSL is the next step in that process," Tamba said.

Greensboro International FC were finalists in the Greensboro Adult Soccer League in 2019.

"The UPSL platform is just what we need to challenge our players with competitive games and creating hope in all of our youth players that one day they could play at a higher level," Tamba said. "I firmly believe that the UPSL is the gateway to professional soccer. We are very happy to be a part of the UPSL."

Abay Gifey is President of Greensboro International FC. Nuna Majak is Club Manager.

About Greensboro International FC

Greensboro International FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Greensboro, NC, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Greensboro International FC will play in the UPSL's Mid-Atlantic Division.

Greensboro International FC 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).

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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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Contact UPSL:
Direct: 888-405-UPSL (8775) and 714-379-4440

Media Relations:
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