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AFC MOBILE TO JOIN THE GULF COAST PREMIER LEAGUE IN 2017
Mobile, Alabama, January 3, 2017 – AFC Mobile is proud to announce that it will join the Gulf Coast Premier League for the 2017 Summer season. This will be the first time Mobile has played host to a United States Soccer Federation sanctioned soccer team since 1997.
“There has been a lot of excitement since we first came up with this idea,” said AFC Mobile board member Abram Chamberlain. “Since we launched the club in 2015, we have spent a lot of time trying to figure out where Mobile fits best into the interesting dynamic that is America’s soccer pyramid. When it came down to all aspects considered, the Gulf Coast Premier League felt like the best, most exciting fit for us. We are thrilled to be entering an accredited USASA elite league that gives us fantastic local competition and a shot at playing in the [Lamar Hunt U.S.] Open Cup.”
The Gulf Coast Premier League was founded in 2016 to foster high level competitive soccer and grow the burgeoning soccer community along the Gulf Coast. The GCPL is one of 12 leagues sanctioned as an Elite Amateur Premier League by the United States Adult Soccer Association. Each year, the GCPL’s champion is awarded a place in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup, the second oldest soccer tournament in the world which every amateur and professional team in the country is eligible to compete in. The league currently features teams in New Orleans, Biloxi and Lafayette.
ABOUT AFC Mobile
AFC Mobile was formed in 2015 to strengthen the soccer community in Mobile by bringing a high level soccer team to the largest municipality along the Gulf Coast between St. Petersburg and New Orleans. AFC Mobile aims to give local players an opportunity to continue to play the game at a competitive level, as well as giving the soccer community and city of Mobile a team to call their own. Like AFC Mobile and the Gulf Coast Premier League on Facebook and follow @AFC_Mobile and @GCPLsoccer on Twitter for further updates and announcements.