UPSL Fall 2023 National Finals Preview – Foro SC (Dallas, TX)
As the only undefeated side to book its place at this year’s National Finals, the pressure is on for former UPSL National Champions Foro SC. The team from Dallas, Texas has recently secured its third ever National Finals appearance and now seek to become two-time national champions. Representing the Central Region, Foro Soccer Club have defeated some of the nation’s best teams, including FC Dallas Academy and former undefeated side Indios Denver.
Ahead of his team’s National Finals appearance, Foro SC head coach Michel Garbini spoke about his side.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to participate in this competition and take part in our third national finals. We all know how competitive these games are and the quality of the teams that qualify for this stage of the playoffs. We are very excited and very much looking forward to competing in California and representing Foro Soccer Club. We have all been working very hard to get to this stage.”
“There’s no secret and I think we have been doing whatever is necessary to perform and win games. We have a good group of quality players that have been showing commitment to each other every game. There is a lot of work left to do and we will do everything possible to win in the finals and represent Texas.”
Continuing their season-long undefeated streak, Foro Soccer Club have booked their place in the Finals after a huge victory over top team Indios Denver from Colorado. The team now returns to the National Finals after winning the Fall 2021 National Championship. With only eight goals conceded all season long, Foro go into the National Finals with one of the best defenses in the nation. In just nine regular season games, they gave up only fours goals and scored an outstanding 33
“Chiriaco FC have a great team.” Garbini explains. “They have a lot of good players with experience that play well together and understand each other. It’s going to be a difficult game to win. We are very focused in our training sessions and the players all have a clear objective in mind. I’m very positive that these boys will leave everything on the field.”
The UPSL National Finals kick off Friday, February 2nd with the first semi-final match being played between Columbus Crew SC Academy (Columbus, OH) vs. St. Louis City Academy (St. Louis, OH) at 8:30pm (EST) / 5:30pm (PST) and Foro Soccer Club (Dallas, TX) vs. Chiriaco FC (Coachella, CA) at 11:30pm(EST) / 8:30pm(PST). Two days later the National Championship match will be played on Sunday, February 4th. For more information on how to stream the match live, stay tuned to upslsoccer.com and on social @upslsoccer.
About United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and occupies the unofficial fourth tier of US Soccer. Across its Premier, Division 1, Womens and Academy divisions there are more than 500 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. More information about UPSL can be found at www.upsl.com or by following the league on Facebook (facebook.com/upslsoccer), Instagram (@upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer). Contact UPSL: [email protected] / Media: [email protected]