WPSL Welcomes LA Galaxy SD for 2017 Season
LA Galaxy San Diego will join the WPSL as the latest expansion side in the San Diego region. The WPSL is the longest standing women’s league in the world and is currently the second tier under the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
The Carlsbad, California, club is the newest member of the WPSL, and will compete in the PAC South Conference, which includes the San Diego Sea Lions, Phoenix del Sol, Strikers FC, FC Tucson and FC Pacific.
“The addition of the WPSL helps complete the player pathway for our girls program,” said Carl Higham, LAGSD Girls Director of Coaching. “It’s the final piece that we have been looking to add for the past few years.”
The LAGSD women will play its home matches at Army and Navy Academy in the heart of Carlsbad Village.
“The introduction of the WPSL to Carlsbad is fantastic for both our program and for girls soccer in the local community,” said Michael Duggan, LAGSD Director of Coaching. “The atmosphere at Army and Navy will be brilliant, and the level of soccer does not get much better with top DI college players from around the country competing against like minded players.”
The team will be coached by Greg LaPorte, former associate head coach at the University of San Diego, and the roster will consist primarily of players who recently graduated or currently play at the collegiate level.
“From a collegiate perspective, we are excited to be able to provide our players with a program that ensures they will have a place to train and play quality games during the summer before they go off to college,” said LAGSD Girls College Liaison, Courtney Drummond.
The LAGSD women’s team will be sponsored by Processing Point, Inc. in order to help offset travel costs, facility use fees, league fees and training costs.
With national headquarters based in Carlsbad, CA, Processing Point, Inc. is a leader in providing innovative solutions to tens of thousands of customers nationwide. From cloud connected time and attendance to the latest in mobile payments technology, Processing Point, Inc. invests heavily in new technology in order to bring products and services that save clients time and money while performing critical business tasks.
“We are excited to be involved in promoting high level women’s soccer in North San Diego County, and look forward to seeing the enthusiasm in our community and watching the sport grow through this exceptional program,” said Chad Buckmaster, Processing Point, Inc. CEO. “We know LAGSD will bring an outstanding product to the field and be a mentor to our players making a positive impact in the community.”
2017 WPSL Schedule:
Sunday, June 4th: LAGSD @ San Diego Sea Lions
Friday, June 9th: LAGSD @ Tucson
Saturday, June 10th: LAGSD @ Phoenix del Sol
Friday, June 16th: Phoenix del Sol @ LAGSD (7pm Army and Navy Academy)
Saturday, June 17th: Tucson @ LAGSD (6pm Army and Navy Academy)
Wednesday, June 21st: LAGSD @ Pacific
Sunday, June 25th: LAGSD @ Strikers FC
Friday, June 30th: Pacific @ LAGSD (7pm Army and Navy Academy)
Saturday, July 1st: San Diego Sea Lions @ LAGSD (6pm Army and Navy Academy)
Saturday, July 15th: Strikers FC @ LAGSD (6pm Army and Navy Academy)
LA Galaxy SD will compete against local rival San Diego SeaLions in the PAC South Conference.
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