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UPSL Names Raul Ruiz as new West Texas Division Manager

Ruiz Brings Club Ownership Experience to New Role with UPSL
Published May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce the addition of Raul Ruiz as the West Texas Division Manager.

Ruiz is a native of Midland, TX, and the Owner of FPS FC (UPSL). He also is part-owner of Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL).

United Premier Soccer League President Leonel Lopez said, "Mr. Ruiz has been one of the leading advocates for the game in the West Texas region. He has demonstrated a commitment to player development, which fits perfectly with the UPSL's focus. In addition, he is uniquely positioned to help the league connect further with the region's Hispanic communities and provide an opportunity for their athletes to participate. We could not be happier to welcome him as the West Texas Division Manager. Manager."

Ruiz will focus on developing the UPSL's tier structure in West Texas and New Mexico.

"By establishing the UPSL West Texas Division, we want to provide a platform for competitive and professionally-run soccer clubs. West Texas is a hotbed of talent that is often times overlooked because of its distance from major cities. Our goal is to create a division which can showcase this talent by giving them the ability to play highly-competitive games without having to drive a long distance," Ruiz said.

Ruiz also serves as Director of FPS FC's youth club.

"Many of our young, talented players have progressed to higher levels of competitive soccer beyond high school, club soccer and even the university level. Establishing FPS FC in 2019 in the UPSL was a critical component to providing a complete platform for youth development and competitive soccer year-round for our local talent," Ruiz said.

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).

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