American Premier Soccer League

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American Premier Soccer League
American Premier Soccer League Logo.png
Founded2015; 4 years ago (2015)
First season2015
CountryUnited States United States
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North American Football Union)
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid6
Domestic cup(s)U.S. Open Cup
International cup(s)CONCACAF Champions League
Current championsRed Force FC
Most championshipsBoca Raton FC (4 titles)
Websiteapslsoccer.com

The American Premier Soccer League (APSL) soccer league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), and qualifies for the U.S. Open Cup through USASA channels.

Competition format[edit]

The official regular season runs from January through September. For the playoffs, the four top seeded teams face each other in the semifinal and championship matches. The APSL also organizes a Fall Season that runs from September to December.

Organization[edit]

The APSL is organized in a mostly decentralized structure and is managed as a team-run league. Each year the member clubs help elect a Commissioner, Treasurer and Secretary. Each team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining league minimum standards. New teams seeking membership into the APSL are subject to approval from an executive committee of existing team owners. Member clubs have the right to make localized decisions for their respective markets, conferences and regions based on what they believe is best for their particular region.

Teams[edit]

APSL Teams
Team City Stadium Founded First Season Head Coach
Boca Raton FC Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic High School 2015 2015 United States Jim Rooney
South Florida FC Pembroke Pines, FL Broward College Stadium 2010 2015 Colombia Norberto (Bert) N. Mahecha
FC Kendall Kendall, FL Tropical Park Stadium 2008 2015 Uruguay Mauro Grignola
Red Force FC Kendall, FL Tropical Park Stadium 2009 2015 Argentina Gabriel Vega
Deerfield Beach Heights FC Deerfield Beach, FL Somerset Academy 2018 2018
Palm Beach Spartans Delray Beach, FL Boynton Beach HS 2011 2018 Cheddi Johnson
UD Miami Miami, FL Tropical Park Stadium 2017 2017

Former teams[edit]

  • Alianza Miami FC
  • Elite Soccer Academy
  • Estudiantes del Guayas
  • Hurricanes FC
  • Miami Dade FC
  • Miami Fusion FC
  • Miami Nacional SC
  • Miami Storm FC
  • Miami United
  • Palm Beach Piranhas FC
  • Real Miami FC

Champions[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Result
2015 Boca Raton FC Uruguay Kendall FC 1-0[1]
2015 Fall Boca Raton FC Alianza Miami FC 2-0[2]
2016 Boca Raton FC Uruguay Kendall FC 2-1[3]
2016 Fall Boca Raton FC Red Force FC 2-1
2017 Miami Dade FC South Florida FC 3-1
2017 Fall FC Kendall[4] South Florida FC 3-0[5]
2018 Red Force FC FC Kendall 3-1[6]
2018 Fall Tournament forgone[7]

Executive Board of Directors[edit]

APSL Board
Name
President / Commissioner Norberto (Bert) N. Mahecha
COO Gabriel Vega
CFO Mauro Grignola
Secretary Pedro Heizer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boca Raton FC wraps up inaugural American Premier Soccer League play with title". Sun Sentinel. 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Boca Raton Defeats Alianza Miami 2-0, Win Second Title in Inaugural Season". Boca Raton FC. 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Boca Raton FC Defeats Uruguay Kendall, Wins Second Straight APSL Title". Boca Raton FC. 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Fueled by Nuñez Hat Trick, FC Kendall is Crowned APSL Fall Championship Champions". American Premier Soccer League. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Fueled by Nuñez Hat Trick, FC Kendall is Crowned APSL Fall Championship Champions". American Premier Soccer League. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Red Force FC Captures 2018 Summer Championship Title in Dramatic Fashion". American Premier Soccer League. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "APSL To Forgo 2018 Fall Tournament, Restructure for 2019 Spring Championship". American Premier Soccer League. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

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