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UPSL Announces SoCal Expansion with Oxnard Guerreros FC

Oxnard (Calif.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL for Fall Season
Published May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce Oxnard Guerreros FC as a new member starting with the 2019 Fall Season.

Based in Oxnard (Calif.), Oxnard Guerreros FC will begin play in the UPSL Western Conference, and will host its home matches at Del Sol Stadium (1800 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard, CA 93030). The 3,100-person capacity facility is the only soccer-specific stadium in the Tri-County area, and is in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.

United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We are pleased to welcome Oxnard Guerreros FC to the Western Conference. Thanks to the hard work of Ty Otto and Head Coach Juan Florez, the Guerreros FC has what it takes to take on a full-year model. American soccer should be encouraged by Guerreros FC's progress to cultivate a sustainable top-down club, we're excited to see them compete in the UPSL this Fall Season."

Ty Otto is Owner and CEO of Oxnard Guerrero FC. A Southern California native, Otto, 27, holds a BA in Marketing Communications from Thousand Oaks (Calif.)'s California Lutheran University. A former high school and collegiate player, Otto started the club in 2016.

Oxnard Guerreros FC Owner and CEO Ty Otto said, "We're focused on development, and by going year-round and adding a Reserve Team we're able to keep our player in-house instead of them going to various teams for the second half of the year. The dream of traveling and playing soccer throughout the United States is now real and alive in Ventura County."

Oxnard Guerreros FC has participated in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) since 2017, and now operates a thriving Reserve Team and a growing Youth Academy with youth players and teams in most age groups.

Juan Florez is Head Coach of Oxnard Guerreros FC. A native of Colombia, Florez played briefly for Millionarios Bogota before heading to the United States to pursue coaching and now has coached at the collegiate, Pro Development and professional levels for more than 35 years.

Oxnard Guerreros FC Head Coach Juan Florez said, "This is exciting for us to be joining the UPSL, which is very successful and very competitive the whole year round. We have now two teams, and a lot of our players want to play in the UPSL, and that's going to raise the level of our teams. They all want to go play in the UPSL."

Javier Figueroa, 36, is Head Coach of Oxnard Guerreros FC Reserve Team. A native of Mexico, Figueroa graduated from Oxnard High School and played two years at Oxnard College. He earned a BA in Film and Television from UCLA before returning to coaching with Oxnard United FC and as an assistant at California Lutheran University.

'Guerreros Dos' Head Coach Javier Figueroa said, "It's going to be a process but we've established a solid foundation and incorporated the community and the local talent. I think we're creating a pipeline of younger talent to the club and we'll be able to better develop those players as part of the UPSL."

About Oxnard Guerreros FC

Oxnard Guerreros FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Oxnard, Calif., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Oxnard Guerreros FC plays in the UPSL Pro Premier.

Oxnard Guerreros FC (OGFC) is Ventura County's newest and only year-round Professional Development soccer club. Located in one of the richest talent pools in the country, OGFC is honored and privileged to help local athletes make the jump from Development and Amateur clubs to Professional soccer. OGFC competes in the National Premier Soccer League's (NPSL) Southwest Conference and the United Premier Soccer League's (UPSL) Western Conference.

Values

• Sportsmanship: Guerreros hold themselves to the highest standards of conduct on and off the field; striving to win matches and represent Oxnard's most professional and ethical Soccer Players.
• Leadership: Guerreros lead by example and serve as role models for all Youth in the City of Oxnard and Ventura County to look up too.
• Civic Pride: Guerreros work with the Community to show the Beauty and Cohesion of Oxnard.

Founded in 2016, Oxnard Guerreros 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).

Contact:
Email: oxnardguerrerosfc@gmail.com
Website: oxnardguerrerosfc.com
Facebook: facebook.com/oxnardguerrerosfc
Twitter: @oxnardguerreros
Instagram: @oxnard_guerreros_fc

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 400-plus teams targeted for 2019 Fall Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.

UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

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