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UPSL Announces Oklahoma Expansion with Side FC 92

Tulsa (Okla.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins Central Conference
Published Jan 10, 2020

January 10, 2020 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Side FC 92 as a member kicking off with the 2020 Spring Season.

Based in Tulsa (Okla.), Side FC 92 is operated by West Side Alliance Soccer Club, a registered non-profit organization in the State of Oklahoma, and will begin UPSL play in the Central Conference North Division. The club will host its home games at historic Case Community Park (2500 S. River City Park Road, Sand Springs, TX 74063) in compliance with UPSL National League standards.

United Premier Soccer League National Director Matt Kahla said, "It's great to see Side FC 92 join the UPSL. This is a club that has spent years creating a dynamic and dominant club, and they're ready for the next level and the next challenge. It's a pleasure to have Roger Bush and his team out of Sand Springs in the UPSL. We look forward to seeing Side FC 92's talented squad on the field during the 2020 Spring Season."

Side FC 92 is the next step for West Side Alliance Soccer Club, one of the most successful youth clubs in the region with seven Oklahoma State Cup champions and 21 teams qualifying for national final events in 2019. Side FC 92 will compete exclusively in the UPSL.

The Executive Director of West Side Alliance SC since 1995, Roger Bush serves as President of Side FC 92. Bush coached the club's first graduating team, WSA 80, and has been the Women's Head Coach at Tulsa (Okla.)'s Oral Roberts University since 2013.

Side FC 92 President Roger Bush said, "West Side Alliance Soccer is excited to partner with the UPSL, the fastest-growing Pro Development League in the United States. The UPSL platform will bring an array of opportunities to club members. This step catalyzes a next step in the expansive and inclusive vision for 'The Side' by bringing to fruition the realization of an upper arm of the club. It is important for our organization to partner with the right people and align with organizations with shared values, and the UPSL provides both. This is truly an exciting step in club evolution at 'The Side', and an opportunity we embrace enthusiastically."

Ryan Bush is Business Executive Director of West Side Alliance SC, and General Manager of Side FC 92. A member of the club's first graduating team, WSA 80, Bush currently holds a USSF National 'B' Coaching License and has been the Men's Head Coach at Tulsa (Okla.)'s Oral Roberts University since 2013.

Alex McLaurin is Senior Technical Director of West Side Alliance SC, and Head Coach of Side FC 92. Now in his 10th season as a coach with the club, McLaurin scored the game-winning goal as WSA 88 secured the club's first state cup title in 2006. McLaurin currently holds a USSF National 'B' Coaching License and is Founder and CEO of Tulsa (Okla.)-based Total90 Futbol Academy.

West Side Alliance SC began in 1992 as a grassroots effort in Sand Springs, Okla., and has grown into the largest youth club in the State of Oklahoma with 100-plus teams, 2,000 players and more than 120 professional coaching staff members.

The club will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About Side FC 92

Side FC 92 is an American Soccer club currently based in Tulsa, Okla., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Side FC 92 will begin play in the UPSL Central Conference.

Founded in 1992, Side FC 92 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: info@usasoccer.org
Website: www.wsasoccer.org
Facebook: facebook.com/westsidealliance
Instagram: @wsalliance
Twitter: @SoccerWSA

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, 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 500-plus teams targeted for 2020 Spring 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).

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