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American Premier Soccer League

League Background

The American Premier Soccer Legue ("APSL") is an adult soccer league including teams composed of several college athletes, graduated student-athletes, and former professional soccer players. The APSL is affiliated to the Florida State Soccer Association (“FSSA”). The APSL is a league that started in the Miami Dade/Broward area in the year 2015 and in two years it has already expanded to include teams from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Jupiter and Orlando. The APSL Summer regular season runs from March through August, and its FALL season runs from September through December. Most of the teams affiliated to the APSL are usual participants of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying rounds and proper tournament rounds. 

The APSL Current include the following teams: 
1) Red Force FC: Established in 2009 in Miami, FL. Accomplishments: Florida State "Manuel Alarcon" Cup winner in 2012 and runner up in USASA Region III Regionals in 2013. In 2013, Red Force qualified for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup via winning the 2013 Florida State Open Cup. The team hosted at FIU stadium PDL team Ocala Stampede and lost 2-4. In 2014 again Red Force qualified to participate in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup by being runner up in 2013 in Regionals. In the first round Red Force traveled to Colorado to play the Colorado Rovers who were the national champions of USASA. Red Force won 2-1. The next week Red Force FC traveled to El Paso, Texas to play the Laredo Heat in the second round of the cup. Red force lost in a nail biter 1-2. In 2016 Red Force was a finalist in the APSL Fall Season.
2) FC Kendall (formerly known as Uruguay Kendall FC): Established in 2008 in Miami, FL. Accomplishments: Florida State "Manuel Alarcon" Cup winner in 2015 (defeating the Tampa Bay Kickers), Runner ups in 2013 (defeating Tampa Bay Kickers in Semifinals, and losing vs. Sarasota FC in the finals), and Semifinalist in 2014 and 2016. In 2014, FC Kendall (also known as Uruguay Kendall FC) participated in the Region III Amateur Cup held in Tallahassee, FL. 2016 Champions of the Miami edition of Copa Alianza. FC Kendall participated in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying rounds in 2015 and 2016.  
3) Boca Raton FC: Established in 2013, the club was given the rights to a National Premier Soccer League franchise for Palm Beach County, Florida. The initial plans for the team fell through at the last minute and the NPSL franchise was put on hiatus for two years. The APSL awarded Boca Raton a franchise and the Club was officially announced on January 20, 2015. On May 2, 2015, 2,130 fans at Boca Raton High School saw South Florida FC defeated 4-1. Boca Raton went on a 9-game win streak to take both the 2015 APSL regular season title and championship.
Boca Raton FC began NPSL Sunshine Conference play in May 2017. Bocan Raton participated in the tournament proper of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in 2015 and 2016, losing against Miami Fusion FC (NPSL) and Miami United FC (NPSL), respectively. 
4) Miami Dade FC: Established in 2014 in Miami, FL. In 2016 the club made international headlines by announcing that former Brazil national football team captain Emerson Ferreira da Rosa was joining the club. On February 2016, Miami Dade FC announced 2 franchises: i) Miami Dade FC Macae which is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and, ii) Miami Dade FC Barranquilla which is located in Barranquilla, Colombia. Also in 2016, Miami Dade FC played its first match against a National Team. The game was a Copa America 2016 preparation match against Haiti national football team at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. In 2017, with former Brazil national football team players Emerson Ferreira da Rosa and Gabriel Rodrigues dos Santos, Miami Dade FC won the 2017 APSL Season Championship.
5) South Florida FC: Established in 2010. SFFC has youth and adult teams from the 6-U division through 23-U and adult divisions. South Florida has participated in the FSSA State Cup, Copa Latina, and was Finalist in the APSL 2017 Summer Season. 
6) Miami United FC: Established in 2010. The team made its debut in the Sunshine Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). In the Spring of 2015, Miami United FC became partners with the Portuguese club C.S. Marítimo and Japanese club FC Osaka. In January 2016, Miami United signed former Brazil international Adriano. In 2017, Miami United FC joined the APSL. In January 2015, Miami United played the most important game in their short history, vs San Lorenzo de Almagro, current champion of "Copa Libertadores" (the top continental club trophy in South America).
7) Hurricane FC: Established in 2016 in Boynton Beach, Florida to compete in the APSL. Participated in the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying rounds. 
8) Jupiter United SC: Established in 1979 in Jupiter, FL. The Jupiter United Soccer Club ("JUSC"), is a division of the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association. JUSC is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of America's Youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
9) Leones FC Miami: Created in 2013 in Bogota Colombia, Leones is now based in Doral, FL. The club is joining the APSL for the 2017 Fall Season. 
10) Union Deportiva Miami: Created in 2016 Miami, FL. The team is affiliated with the Spanish Club Union Deportiva Las Palmas. The club is joining the APSL for the 2017 Fall Season.

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