UPSL Announced Northeast Conference Expansion
The UPSL has made its next step to the East Coast as the league builds upon recent expansion for the 2017 Spring and Fall Season. The Colorado Conference will take the field during the spring season, while the Northeast Conference will field teams during the fall.
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This week, the UPSL announced Paul LaPointe is the manager of the league’s new Northeast Conference, which is set to take the field for the 2017 Fall Season.
LaPointe, 53, is a long-time soccer club owner (Massachusetts Twisters) and director of the American Indoor Soccer League (AISL), which is based in Massachusetts. Lapointe is also known in Western Massachusetts as the owner of an automobile dealership and repair facility.“The UPSL is growing at a solid pace and we need the right people on our side who understand the landscape of American soccer,” said UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara. “Paul Lapointe is a solid addition for us from a management perspective. He’s been in the game for decades, understands our mission as a league and is committed to the process of immediately opening the eastern side of the United States for the UPSL. We are very excited to have him on board, we wish him the best of success with his new role and look forward to a long-term relationship.”
“We will be making several announcements over the coming weeks in relation to UPSL Northeast Conference expansion and new corporate partners,” said Skwara.
“The footprint that the UPSL has put down on paper, I looked at it and said, ‘You guys are on to something.’ Low-cost regionalization and paying attention to how close teams are to one another so you can build in those rivals without people stepping on each-others’ toes in the marketplace,” said LaPointe.
LaPointe will promote UPSL’s Pro Development structure to local teams and clubs that fit with the league’s model, as well as work to secure sponsorships, which is among his other roles.
“This is an amazing opportunity, and I am humbled and honored to support the UPSL’s efforts to be a top-flight league in the United States,” Lapointe said. “I’m excited to represent new membership expansion out of the Northeast from the benches to the board rooms.”