United Premier Soccer League


UPSL Welcomes Fort Worth FC Sharp Keys as Central Conference Expansion Team

Founded in 2014, Fort Worth (Tex.)-Based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL
Published Nov 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce FC Sharp Keys as a member starting with the 2019 Spring Season.

Based in Fort Worth (Tex.), FC Sharp Keys will begin UPSL play in the Central Conference North Division and play its UPSL home games this season at North Side High School Stadium (2211 McKinley Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164) in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.

United Premier Soccer League Central Conference Manager Matt Kahla said, "FC Sharp Keys have been a strong amateur team in Fort Worth the last three years and now they're ready to make the jump to Pro Development and the UPSL. We welcome owners Atunda and Dieudonne Abemba and wish them the best of luck playing in a very competitive Fort Worth market."

FC Sharp Key is owned by brothers Atunda and Dieudonne Abemba.

Dieudonne Abemba is President of FC Sharp Keys. A native of Democratic Republic of Congo, Abemba, 28, was a former player in the Zambian Premier League. He currently owns a marketing business in Fort Worth (Tex.).

FC Sharp Keys Co-Owner Dieudonne Abemba said, "We think the UPSL is the right level for the team that we have. We've been looking to go up a level after playing locally in Fort Worth and winning the title several times, so we're looking for a bigger challenge and something that can build a career for our young players."

FC Sharp Keys are three-time winners of the Fort Worth Adult Soccer Association since the club's inception in 2014.

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

About FC Sharp Keys

FC Sharp Keys is an American Soccer club currently based in Fort Worth, Tex., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. FC Sharp Keys will begin play in the UPSL Central Conference.

Founded in 2014, FC Sharp Keys 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: 817-902-2303
Email: fcsharpkeysfootballclub@gmail.com
Website: www.fcsharpkeysfootballclub.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fcsharpkeys

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).

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