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UPSL Announces Midwest Expansion with the Chicago Mustangs

Chicago, IL-based Club Joins Midwest Conference for 2020 Season
Published Mar 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce the Chicago Mustangs as its newest Division I member.

Based in Chicago, IL, the Chicago Mustangs will begin UPSL play in the 2020 Season as part of the Midwest Conference Central Division I. The club is finalizing its venue options in compliance with UPSL National Division I minimum standards.

United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "Chicago Mustangs is a big club with a big history and we're excited to welcome them to the UPSL. The Mustangs ownership group, led by Armando Gamboa and Dr. Sev Hrywnak, is well established on the indoor side for years. Now the club is ready to take the next step into the outdoor game by joining the UPSL's Midwest Conference Central Division to play alongside some of America's most historic amateur clubs like Milwaukee Bavarian Soccer Club and the Croatian Eagles. These are going to be great match ups and we anticipate the Chicago Mustangs competing in the UPSL for many years to come."

The Chicago Mustangs were founded by Armando Gamboa in 2012 and are currently owned and operated by Grand Partners LLC. The club plays in the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) Great Lakes Division and will now compete concurrently in the UPSL.

"We are excited to be part of the UPSL and continue to create opportunity for players that are looking to take their game to the next level as well as offer our fans a family oriented and affordable match experience. We truly believe that the UPSL is the most organized and most professional league in the Pro Development tier. The leadership of the UPSL has an understanding of what it takes to have a successful league and have proved it on and off the field. The Chicago Mustangs are proud to be joining the UPSL and we look forward to becoming an integral part of this already successful league," Gamboa said.

The Chicago Mustangs won the 2014 Ron Newman Cup and the 2014 U.S. Open Minifutbol championship.

The club will begin play when the UPSL resumes its 2020 league schedule.

About Chicago Mustangs

Chicago Mustangs is an American Soccer club currently based in Chicago, IL, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Chicago Mustangs will begin play in the UPSL Midwest Conference.

The Chicago Mustangs can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

Website: www.chicagomustangspro.com
Facebook: /Chicago Mustangs
Instagram: ChicagoMustangs
Twitter: @MustangsSoccer

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams nationwide. The UPSL is the largest Pro Development League in North America. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated.

UPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the league's affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upslsoccer), Instagram (@upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

Contact UPSL:
Direct: 888-405-UPSL (8775) and 714-379-4440

Media Relations:
Dennis Pope
Direct: 951-675-3963
www.ups lsoccer.com