EPSL Announces Mid-Atlantic and South-East Conference Commissioner Andy Salandy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill Marth
BALTIMORE, MD - December 17, 2020 - The Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL) is excited to announce that an agreement has been reached with the Garden State Soccer League (GSSL) in which the GSSL will now be a feeder league of The EPSL (www.epslsoccer.com & @epslsoccer on all social media) is proud to announce the appointment of Andy B. Salandy as the Commissioner of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region of the US. Mr. Salandy is an extremely decorated soccer player with a tremendous playing, coaching, and soccer administration resume. He is also the CEO of one of the most reputable sports management companies in the US, TSM International www.tidisports.com.
Here is what Mr. Salandy has to say about his appointment: “I am extremely humbled and honored to be appointed as the Commissioner of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Region for the EPSL The league has a foundation that provides a tremendous platform for players to be developed, exposed and advance to the highest level of soccer in the US. I am extremely thankful and grateful to the EPSL leadership including Mr. Bill George, Bill Marth, and the rest of the EPSL Board for selecting me as their Commissioner. I look forward to working with such committed and forward-thinking soccer minds to create a platform to help players develop and be exposed to playing soccer at the highest level that they are striving for.”
EPSL President Bill George said, “the EPSL is thrilled to have someone of Andy’s experience join us to help grow the league. Andy shares our vision of providing an elite caliber league; designing programs allowing clubs to be financially sustainable; and helping clubs to both serve their communities and to provide exposure and opportunities for their players.”
About the Eastern Premier Soccer League
Formed in 2020, the EPSL is a 501(c) non-profit corporation, which is owned by the member clubs and the feeder leagues. Unlike other closed national and regional leagues, the clubs and feeder leagues will participate in governance including the establishing of fees, prize money, and schedule to keep costs down and minimize travel. In 2020 EPSL reached historical feeder league agreements with three elite amateur soccer leagues in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League (CSL) in the New York metropolitan area, New Jersey’s Garden State Soccer League (GSSL), 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 and MMSL have produced US Open Cup and National Amateur champions and have some of the top amateur teams in the United States. Five member clubs of the EPSL have qualified and competed in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in recent years. 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.