United Premier Soccer League


UPSL Announces Ventura County Rebels FC as League One SoCal Division Expansion Team

Founded in 2017, Ventura County (Calif.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL
Published Nov 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Rebels Football Club as a member starting with the 2019 Spring Season.

Based in Ventura County (Calif.), Rebels FC will begin UPSL play in the League One Western Conference SoCal Division and play its UPSL home games this season at Royal High School Stadium  (1402 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065)  in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.

UPSL League One SoCal Division Manager Oliquer Oliver said, "The UPSL League One SoCal Division is growing steadily and we're excited to welcome Rebels FC to the growing list of new teams. Mario Valladares is passionate about creating experiences for his players, and committed to his team playing at the highest level it can. We think that's a great attitude and a great fit for League One, and look forward to seeing Rebels FC on the field in the Spring Season."

Mario Valladares is Founder and Owner of Rebels FC. A native of Southern California, Valladares, 27, took charge of a men's amateur side playing in Real Simi Soccer League (RSSL) and finished third on the league table during the 2018 Spring Season. Valladares and Rebels FC followed that up with a runner-up finish during the '18 Fall Season.

Rebels Football Club Owner Mario Valladares said, "I believe joining the UPSL is a good idea for Rebels FC because we're always pushing forward, moving up and this is the right step in doing that. I want to make this club like the experience you have as a kid, and you lose that once you get older, but now we have  solid core group of players and and we see UPSL League One as what's next for us. We're excited to get to work to achieve our goals."

Valladares was a two-year varsity player at Moorpark (Calif.) High School and the team's Offensive MVP his senior season in '09. A veteran of numerous youth clubs, Valladares played for Moorpark Soccer Club and Conejo Valley United, where he was coached by Eric Wynalda.

"(Wynalda) was a big influence," Valladares said. "That was probably the best club team I ever player for and the reason I want to give that experience to others still."

Valladares played briefly for L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) ahead of the '17 Fall Season, and is currently pursuing a BA in Sociology from CSU-Channel Islands.

The club is hosting tryouts by request during weekly training sessions, and will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About Rebels FC

Rebels FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Ventura County, Calif., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Rebels FC will begin play in the UPSL League One.

Founded in 2017, Rebels FC 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).

Direct: 805-660-0046
Email: vcrebelsfc@gmail.com
Website: www.rebelsfootballclub.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebels.f.c
Instagram: @rebels_f.c

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 400-plus teams targeted for 2019 Fall Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.

UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues 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) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

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