UPSL Division I


UPSL Announces Washington Expansion with Thurston County FC

Olympia, WA Based Development Club Joins UPSL for Spring Season
Published Feb 2, 2021

February 2, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Thurston County FC as its newest expansion club ahead of the Spring Season.

Based in Olympia, WA, Thurston County FC will begin UPSL play in the Northwest Conference Cascadia Division.

Thurston County FC is the men's first team for Thurston County Soccer Academy (TCSA), which is owned and operated by Edmond Lubin. A native of Haiti, Lubin has playing and coaching experience at multiple levels and in numerous regional and national development leagues across the United States.

UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We're excited about the continued expansion of the Northwest Conference with Thurston County FC. The club has a strong foundation and a reputation for player development in an academy-heavy environment in the Pacific Northwest. Edmond is a strong advocate for the UPSL and we wish Thurston County FC success as it prepares to makes its UPSL debut."

Joseph Navarra is Director of Operations for Thurston County FC.

"TCSA is composed of exceptional coaches and staff, and in 2021 we are ready to bring the next challenge to its door step," Lubin said. "Our goal to join UPSL in 2020 was met with challenging times due to COVID. Our country has been going through some tough times over the past year, but as time passes and the ability to control the spread of COVID is probable, TCSA will be ready to compete as permitted under the guidance of the laws and UPSL."

The club will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About Thurston County FC

Thurston County FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Olympia, WA, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Thurston County FC will play in the UPSL's Cascadia Division.

Thurston County 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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