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International Premier Futsal League affiliates with NHSA & USASA

International Premier Futsal League (IPFL) becomes affiliated with the New Hampshire Soccer Association.

“We are really excited to announce this affiliation,” said Jared Barbosa, the CEO of International Soccer Club (ISC). “Over the past few months, we have been able to have great conversations with NHSA board members, they are really fostering ideas around providing the appropriate platforms that are conducive to overall long-term player development.  With the development of the IPFL, we see it as an additional platform to allow amateur level players to showcase their skills and increase opportunities for additional recruitment and exposure with the intention of leading to higher levels of play. Within our league, we are seeking to create the most competitive environment possible.  It is important to us that we have players/teams that are in it for the same reasons, to compete and develop.  We are very excited to get this going and have big plans for the future. “

NHSA President, Rusty Wightman said “The New Hampshire Soccer Association is pleased to announce our support to the International Premier Futsal League. This new league will provide opportunities for adults to play in an affiliated competitive environment, offering futsal teams the ability to showcase their skills and talents in NH. Players will register under the NHSA and become members of the United States Adult Soccer Association. We are excited to see the game grow in the Granite State! “


For more information, please contact Jared Barbosa [jmbarbosa310@gmail.com].

LHIFA Finishes Their Season with Skill and Passion – 2019 Championship

NASHUA, NH – The Latin Hispanic International Futbol Association (Lhifa Sc) held their league championships. It was an amazing display of skill and passion. With over 300 spectators cheering on their friends and family, it provided an unbelievable atmosphere (runners on the Mines Fall trails even stopped to see what was going on)!

Congratulations to El Chalate on being crowned League Champions in a 2-0 victory over Nashua FC.

Special appearances from US Adult Soccer President, and NH Native, John P. Motta and NHSA Vice President of Adult Soccer, Luis Costa.

We also want to congratulate the 4 NH Referees appointed to the match on a job well done:
Referee: Cullen Madden
Asst. Referee: Eddie Currier
Asst. Referee: Vincent Rutigliano
4th Official: Doug Campbell

UPSL Names Luis Costa as Northeast Conference Patriot Division Manager

August 6, 2019 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce the addition of Luis Costa Northeast Conference Patriot Division I & II Manager.

Costa comes to the UPSL following a career as a Player, Coach and Manager for a number of Pro Development clubs in New England.

United Premier Soccer League East Coast Director Jim Antonakas said, “I am excited to work with Luis. His experience and knowledge about the game stretches beyond borders, and Luis shares the UPSL’s vision for growth. He’s seen the league first-hand as a coach. I think that’s important, and will give the league an on-the-ground perspective in one of the country’s top soccer markets.”

Costa, 48, will focus on developing UPSL’s tier structure in New England, leading the way for further league expansion to the UPSL’s Women’s Division, Masters Division and Youth Academy.

UPSL Northeast Conference Patriot Section Manager Luis Costa said, “I am very excited to work with the UPSL on expanding the league’s East Coast footprint and developing the Patriot Division to create a platform for teams on the East Coast like there has never been before. We are looking forward to introducing the UPSL Women’s Division, the Masters Division and the Youth Academy as the UPSL grows in the Northeast.”

Costa is a native of Azores, Portugal, and was a youth player at Lusitânia Futebol Club. After immigrating to the United States in 1986, Costa was an all-state player and graduated from Boston (Mass.)’s Lowell High School. He last played for Lowell United (USASA) before a knee injury derailed his career.

Costa currently holds a UEFA ‘E’ National Coaching License, and has coached for several clubs in New England.

“There’s a huge demand for good conference managers throughout lower division soccer. It’s hard to find qualified candidates who have also seen it from the other side (playing), and can try to fix those issues and be a top manager that the teams are looking for,” Costa said. “I’ve been there. I’ve been on the other side as a player, as a coach and as a manager of clubs, so for me it’s about finding what kind of management assistance the clubs need. That’s why I’m here – to help the teams in the Northeast and the UPSL as a whole, because I know what it takes and how clubs run.”

Costa coached Greater Lowell United (NPSL) and NH Rovers (CSL) in recent years. He previously coached NH Rapids (UPSL) during the 2018 Spring Season.

“I would like to see teams grow their organizations to the point of professional status. Turning and average club into a professionally-run club – that’s my goal,” Costa said. “I want to make a difference in the league, and see the Patriot Section operate upon a higher level because of the top professionalism coming from within the clubs.”

Costa also serves as Vice President of Adult Soccer for New Hampshire Soccer Association.

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, Maryland, 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 500-plus teams targeted for 2020 Spring 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).

More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

Contact UPSL:
Direct: 978-996-3759
Email: lcosta1972@hotmail.com or info@upslsoccer.com

Media Relations:
Dennis Pope
Direct: 951-675-3963