UPSL Champions Cup 2022 Preview – Davis Legacy (Davis, CA)
The UPSL Champions Cup is set to kick off this Thursday, November 3 in Querétaro, Mexico, marking the first time semi-pro sides from the US and Mexico compete for an international trophy.
Representing North America and the Nor Cal region at this year’s Champions Cup, Davis Legacy (5-1-4) have a history of success in one of the UPSL’s toughest conferences.
Led by head coach Mark Torguson, the team has won the Nor Cal conference three times and advanced twice to the UPSL National Playoff quarter finals. Originally founded as a youth club, Davis Legacy is home to some of the top youth prospects in the country, including the ECNL Conference player of the year, forward Simon Vaca-Lorenzi and goalkeeper Dominic Miller, who has committed to play Division 1 at Gonzaga University. Coach Torguson will also rely on the leadership of former pros Salvador Villegas (Portland Timbers) and Oscar Govea (Sacramento Republic).
“We’re looking forward to the experience and the tough competition, it’s an exciting new test for the club to compete for an international cup. Our goal is to make it all the way to the final. This tournament fits perfectly in our development plan for our players and to grow this club. It puts the players in a new difficult situation and forces them to adjust” Torguson explains.
“The UPSL Champions Cup is a great next step for our club and our players.”
UPSL Champions Cup matches will be broadcasted live with commentary in both English and Spanish through VYRE Network. You can find VYRE on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android, iPhone, or your Smart TV by downloading the VYRE Network app for free or on their website at www.vyre.tv.
About the UPSL
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and occupies the unofficial fourth tier of US Soccer. Across its Premier, Division 1 and Womens leagues there are more than 400 teams competing nationwide. The UPSL is now the largest Pro Development League in North America and is a National Affiliate member of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated. UPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the league’s affiliation with USSF.
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