Mass United Become First Side from Northeast to Join EPSL

The EPSL is excited to announce Mass United Rush FC as a founding member of the newly created Northeast Conference of the EPSL representing New England and Western New York.

Mass United Become First Side from Northeast to Join EPSL

March 10, 2021 – Boston, MA – The Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL) is excited to announce Mass United Rush FC as a founding member of the newly created Northeast Conference of the EPSL representing New England and Western New York.

Headquartered in Newton-MA, Mass United Rush FC will begin EPSL play in the Northeast Conference this Spring.

Mass United FC was founded in 2009 and has competed in the New England Champions League, MSSL, BSSL, NPSL, ASL and most recently, the UPSL.

Mid-Atlantic EPSL commissioner, Andy Salandy had this to say, “Having a team with the caliber of Mass United Rush FC be one of the flagship teams in the EPSL NE Conference is a tremendous honor and testimony to the quality of our league. Mass United Rush FC is one of the best Pro-development teams in the entire country and brings a level of professionalism second to none.  This should show everyone the quality of the league we are building in the EPSL and we are looking for more quality teams to come on board very quickly in the EPSL NE Conference. Mr. Jim Antonakas is a tremendous leader and great soccer mind and I wish him and his team Mass United Rush FC all the best in the upcoming Spring 2021 season.”

Mass United FC most recently in 2019 earned 2X UPSL Northeast Conference Pro Premier Champion and a back-to-back appearance in the UPSL National Finals, as well as 3X top eight finishes in the National UPSL, United States. Mass United FC (2009) was ranked number six in the country in the UPSL during 2019 and over the past decade has been consistently a top contender club in Massachusetts participating in the US Open Cup and USASA U23 National Competitions. Mass United FC Rush most recently affiliated with 3rd division Greek Club Aiolikos FC in 2019 and has sent more then 6 players to Europe for international opportunities in the last 18 months.

Mass United Rush FC, in 2016, visited France on its first international tour where they played matches against the likes of Stade Rennais FC and En Avant de Guingamp of the French Premier League 1. In 2017 Mass United elite players represented the organization in Spain while most recently in 2019 the club went on a successful preseason tour to Albania where they finished up with an impressive 1-1-1 record against several top pro clubs like Flamurtari FC, KF Lushnja and Shkumbini.

Mass United Rush FC is well known for its player development system having created a unique platform which has afforded many players the opportunity to play at higher levels. Its affiliation to the Northeast Rush Academy gives them a tremendous player pool with over 2500 youth players in their regional network and more then 70,000 globally. 

About Mass United FC

Mass United Rush Football Club is an American Soccer club currently based in Boston, MA, and a new member of the Eastern Premier Soccer League. Mass United Rush FC will begin play in the EPSL’s Northeast Conference.

Founded in 2009, Mass United Rush FC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the EPSL, the Massachusetts State Soccer Association, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

Contact:
Jim Antonakas
Direct: +1 617-999-8700
Email: info@massunitedfc.com
Website 1st Team:
www.massunitedfc.com  Website International Academy:  www.rushgreece.gr          Website US Academy: www.rushnewengland.com

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 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 U.S. National Amateur Cup and state and regional cup competitions.

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