March 24, 2021– Boston, MA – The Eastern Premier Soccer League (EPSL) is excited to announce Connecticut Rush as a founding member of the newly created Northeast Conference of the EPSL representing New England and Western New York.
Headquartered in North Branford, CT, Connecticut Rush will begin EPSL play in the Northeast Conference this Spring. Sporting staff includes head coach Greg Cumpstone and assistant coach Lloyd Warren rounding out the touchline. The club will train out of CT Sportsplex in North Branford.
Mid-Atlantic EPSL commissioner, Andy Salandy had this to say, “We are very excited to have Connecticut Rush join the EPSL Northeast Conference. This is a quality organization with a huge youth foundation which is definitely exciting for the club and all their players. The opportunity to be a part of a quality Pro-development league can only vote well for the professional development of the players in Connecticut Rush and further advancement of the Northeast Conference. We expect some other quality clubs to follow as this conference is attracting the best of the best in the area. I wish Connecticut Rush all the best in their upcoming Spring 2021 season.”
Connecticut Rush GM had this to say “We are so excited to be partnered with the EPSL. We now have a pathway created for our boys and young men from CT Rush. The EPSL is a great platform to keep young adult players playing at a competitive level. For those that aspire to play at a high level and to be in a system that provides promotion and relegation opportunities is exactly what we were looking for,” Ed Greene, General Manager, CT Rush East
Connecticut Rush come into the EPSL as part of Rush Soccer, a worldwide organization of clubs who represents over 70,000 players globally in 30+ US states and 40+ countries. Additionally, Rush is affiliated with numerous top foreign clubs in countries such as Germany, Denmark and Greece in addition to its growing presence in the USA.
About Connecticut Rush
Connecticut Rush is an American Soccer club currently based in North Haven, CT, and the newest member of the Eastern Premier Soccer League. Connecticut Rush will begin play in the EPSL’s Northeast Conference.
Founded in (2020), Connecticut Rush 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).
Website 1st Team: www.ctrushadult.com
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.
More information about EPSL can be found at epslsoccer.com or on the league’s social media platforms.
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Mike Seium, Director of Communications twitter.com/EPSLsoccer
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