All Star United FC ready to shine in the EPSL.
Baltimore, Maryland – February 23, 2021 – All Star United FC has committed to join the Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL) to participate in its inaugural season starting in 2021. The club strives to excel as it continues to grow within the football/soccer community in Maryland. The club, which has a good amount of players from Ghana, had been competing in the Arlington Premier League and Howard County League has won many accolades. It is now ready to compete against some of the top notch teams in the Eastern Premiere Soccer League (EPSL). The club is led by President, CEO, and Head Coach Julius Incoom, Vice President & Team Doctor Yaw Owuso Poku.
In a Telephone conference, they both strongly expressed their desire to be a part of the EPSL. Coach Incoom stressed that his players are ready to compete at a higher level of play and the EPSL structure does exactly what our club has been looking for as it grows. He added that “The structure and foundation to boost the moral of our players will be tested by the strong competition which can help young people.
All Star FC joined the Maryland Major Soccer League second division last year and within a short time found themselves competing in the Division One of Maryland Majors. All Star ended their debut season with a regular season record of 8 wins, 1 loss, 1 tie, and earning their spot in the promotion playoffs as the top seed in the South Division Two.
VP and doctor for the club Yaw Owuso Poku shared his desire to be a part of the EPSL. He went on to say that his “expectations are that the EPSL will be an avenue for the All Star United FC to create opportunities for every player and every team” allowing young and upcoming players to flourish as they will have an option to continue to play at a higher level. He added his praise by saying that he is thankful the EPSL is giving his team an opportunity to join what will be a historic endeavor for US soccer.
The All Stars FC will be making their debut in the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the EPSL where they will be paired with some other familiar teams. They have assured the EPSL that they are ready to compete. The EPSL wishes all teams good luck as they join what will be a great opportunity for each club’s growth.
Here is what Commissioner Andy Salandy had to say about the All Stars United FC joining the EPSL Mid-Atlantic Conference for Spring 2021: "Dr Yaw Owusu Poku and Mr Julius Incoom are very passionate Owners who really care about the development and creating opportunities for their young talented players. From speaking to both guys, I can feel the excitement and the commitment they have to building a very successful club. I am extremely glad to have such a fantastic team on board with us and wish them all the best in our upcoming Spring 2021 season".
About the Eastern Premier Soccer League
Formed in 2020, the EPSL is a 501(c) non-profit Unlike other national and regional leagues, the clubs and feeder leagues will participate in governance including the establishing of fees, prize money, and schedule in order to keep costs down and minimize travel. The EPSL is looking to establish agreements with other local leagues as either a promotion/relegation feeder league or through a cooperative league agreement to preserve and maintain the relevancy of elite local leagues by marketing as members of the EPSL. Through either pro/rel or this association of leagues, local leagues can collectively market themselves as entry points to higher level playing opportunities and leagues of choice for competitive amateur soccer.
In 2020 EPSL has reached historical feeder league agreements with four elite amateur soccer leagues in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League (CSL) in the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey’s Garden State Soccer League (GSSL), the New England Champions League (NECL), and the Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC based Maryland Major Soccer League (MMSL) to establish the first regional based multi-league promotion and relegation system in the United States. The CSL, GSSL, NECL, and MMSL have produced US Open Cup and National Amateur champions and have some of the top amateur teams in the United States so reaching agreements with these elite leagues is an exciting milestone in the history of US Soccer.
The EPSL is also an affiliate of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) and EPSL clubs will earn the right to compete in the NISA Independent Cup against NISA professional clubs. EPSL clubs are also affiliated with the US Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), through their state associations and, as such, will be eligible to participate in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying rounds, the US National Amateur Cup and state and regional cup competitions. More information about EPSL can be found at www.epslsoccer.com or on the league’s social media platforms @epslsoccer EPSL clubs will be affiliated with the US Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), through their state associations and, as such, will be eligible to participate in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying rounds, the US National Amateur Cup and state and regional cup competitions.
More information about EPSL can be found at epslsoccer.com or on the league’s social media platforms.
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