EFA Metro


UPSL Announces California Expansion With AFC South Bay

San Jose, CA-Based Club Joins Wild West Division For Spring Season
Published Feb 18, 2021

February 18, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce AFC South Bay as its newest expansion club ahead of the Spring Season.

Based in San Jose, CA, AFC South Bay will begin UPSL play in the Western Conference Wild West Division. The club is finalizing its home venue ahead of the season.

AFC South Bay is owned by Virginia Roode. Patrick Roode is President and General Manager.

UPSL West Region Director Gary Brunner said, "It's great to see the UPSL's growth in the Bay Area continue despite all the ups-and-downs in California. AFC South Bay is a family-owned club that is passionate about playing soccer in a high-level national league, and they're ready to make the commitment to the UPSL. We're excited to welcome AFC South Bay to the league and wish them the best as they prepare for the Spring Season."

John Roode is Technical Director for AFC South Bay. Dazaev Michach serves as Assistant Coach.

"We're going to bring an elite level of play through a coaching staff with more than 30 years of experience," Patrick Roode said. "We're excited to get started in the UPSL. We think we can shake things up in the Wild West Division this season."

Matt L. Wells is Creative Director for AFC South Bay. Matthew D. Wells serves as VP of Public Relations.

The club will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About AFC South Bay

AFC South Bay is an American Soccer club currently based in San Jose, CA, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. AFC South Bay will play in the UPSL's Wild West Division.

AFC South Bay 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).

Email: mwells@afcsouthbay.com

Website: www.afcsouthbay.com
Facebook: /AFCSouthBay
Instagram: afcsouthbay
Twitter: @AFCSouthBay
TikTok: @afcsouthbay
LinkedIn: /afcsouthbay