MOTORIK FC has agreed to join the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the EPSL starting in this spring 2021
Baltimore, Maryland – March 2nd, 2021 – The Eastern Premier Soccer League continues to grow and expand. MOTORIK FC based in Alexandria,Virginia has agreed to join the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the EPSL starting in this spring 2021. In a very detailed discussion with the President of the club Kenneth Tebo he shared his view on why the EPSL was very important for the growth of his club. He communicated his thoughts by saying; “For me, there are a number of aspects that make the EPSL an attractive destination for Motorik FC Alexandria. Since the launch of our club, we have always been ambitious, but, to ensure the survival of the club, we have adopted a practical approach and pursued avenues of growth that are sustainable.”
MOTORIK FC Alexandria was founded in the spring of 2017 by club owner/President Kenneth Tebo in order to provide adult elite amateur football to the player pool and community of the Alexandria section of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. The term MOTORIK was coined by music journalists, for the popular 4/4 beat used & associated with the German style musical krautrock bands. In the German language the term translates into "motor skill".
The EPSL offers growth that many clubs are looking for because it allows opportunities for teams like MOTORIK to play at higher levels. According to Tebo, the League is ideal as the next plateau for the clubs joining from the Mid-Atlantic & the East Coast of the USA as it allows players to better showcase their talent against more quality competition from other conferences. Tebo added that “the league also provides clubs with a partnership that is equally ambitious in its outreach and marketing while remaining professional in its operation.”
When asked what attracted him most to the league he quickly mentioned the ability to move up the latter. He went on to add, “Beyond providing a platform for expanding our organization, I also love the fact that, by being part of the NISA pyramid that will implement a promotion/relegation structure, the EPSL will allow us the opportunity for advancement through sporting merit. I have long been an advocate for pro/rel in America, and we even have #ProRelForUSA emblazoned on the back of our kits.”
Meanwhile the head coach of the team Peter Abed expressed his excitement “we understand that we will certainly be looked at as underdogs coming into a new league, but at the same time we all wanted the new challenge. You can only improve if you challenge yourself and I think all of us are excited to test our limits.” The coach also shared that the addition of some new, veteran talent to the talented core should aim to carry over the already good form into the new league.
Mid Atlantic Commissioner Andy Salandy shared his thoughts by saying that MOTORIK FC ALEXANDRIA is a quality organization. By joining the EPSL Mid-Atlantic Conference for Spring 2021 "Mr Kenneth Tebo will be the kind of owner with a strong desire to take his team to the next level. Even though he was being courted by other leagues that sit in this Pro-development space, he was extremely excited about being a part of our EPSL league. Our platform will give his players an opportunity for professional development that's second to none. This will allow them to get opportunities to play at the professional level. I wish Kenneth and his team 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 U.S. 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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