Vallejos Named Florida UPSL Sunbelt Conference Operations Manager
The soccer craze in America continues to grow and amateur soccer has never been so strong. Realizing the need to expand, the UPSL continues to help grow the beautiful game and has just announced its latest Florida Sunbelt Conference with kick off scheduled for the fall season.
Christian Vallejos will serve as Operations Manager of the new conference as he brings extensive playing experience to the league.
UPSL Soccer News: The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) has announced Christian Vallejos will serve as Operations Manager of the league’s new Florida Sunbelt Conference, which is set to kick off in Fall 2017.
Vallejos, 30, played professionally in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the United Soccer League (USL) and internationally during his playing career that recently concluded. Vallejos has been working as a coach and professional soccer consultant in South Florida.
“This is very exciting news for the UPSL,” said UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara. “Christian Vallejos is a dynamic young man with experience playing in the lower tiers of U.S. soccer who connects very easily with the new generation of owners, players and fans. He understands the landscape of the game in America very well, and he’s coveted in the soccer industry for his work as a consultant. The UPSL is pleased to be working with Mr. Vallejos to launch Florida’s Pro Development soccer market.”
The UPSL Sunbelt Conference will kick off during the 2017 Fall Season. Teams will be added in the coming weeks.
“I’m excited,” said Vallejos. “I believe a lot in the UPSL and the progression of the league. That’s why I had to make the call to UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara to see how I can be a part of this.”
Vallejos spent a period of his playing career in Argentina with Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza Argentine (07-09) before playing for Puerto Rico United (USL) in 2010. He returned to the United States in 2011 to play for the Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL).
A resident of Miami, Vallejos will promote UPSL’s Pro Development structure to local clubs that fit with the league’s model while working to secure sponsorships.
“I’ve been working with some other leagues and because of that I’ve followed the whole landscape of U.S. soccer,” said Vallejos. “The UPSL was one that was making its way into my Twitter feed a lot and the number of teams surprised me. I thought, ‘They must be doing something right.’ At a certain point, it was time to get involved because everyone can see the UPSL is headed in the right direction.”
“The UPSL is excited to enter the Florida market as we have very big plans for the region,” said Skwara. “We look forward to working with all the quality clubs and fans of the game in the region.”