UPSL Division I


UPSL Announces Western New York Expansion with Invictus FC

Utica, NY based Pro Development Club Joins UPSL for Spring Season
Published Feb 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Invictus FC New York as its newest expansion club ahead of the Spring Season.

Based in Utica, NY, Invictus FC will begin UPSL play in the Northeast Conference Western New York Division. The club will host its UPSL home games at Accelerate Sports Complex (5241 Judd Rd, Whitesboro, NY 13492).

Invictus FC is co-owned by Richard Shaw and Paul Mairs. Shaw serves as Club President. Mairs is Director of Education.

UPSL Northeast Conference Manager Paul Konneh said, "We are excited to welcome Invictus FC to the UPSL's Western New York Division. The club has strong, experienced ownership and a real vision for player development. Their philosophies and cirriculum have helped young athletes reach their potential and we are thrilled that Invictus FC is ready to take the next step and join the UPSL. We wish them success in preparing for the upcoming season."

Invictus FC's curriculum and approach to player development was researched and published in a bestselling book 'Coaching Outside the Box', co-authored by Shaw and Mairs. The book is credited with 
helping countless numbers of players excel at the collegiate level, with many of them going on to play professionally both in the U.S. and in Europe.

"With the amount of young aspiring soccer players within the club, and outstanding talent coming through our coaching curriculum and youth program, we want to give them the opportunity to see high level soccer and to also see where their hard work can take them through dedication to their training at Invictus FC," Shaw said. "Our growth as a club has put us in a very strong position to provide nothing but the very best in terms of development for every player who comes into our organization."

The club will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About Invictus FC New York

Invictus FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Utica, NY, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Invictus FC will play in the UPSL's Western New York Division.

Invictus FC 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).


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