New NPSL Team for the Twin Cities – Kings FC
Minnesota and the Twin Cities specifically have a new soccer team called the Kings FC. No, this is not the new team rumored from the National Sports Center or a renamed Thunder team but a brand new team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The NPSL is a rival to USL’s PDL program.
According to the team’s website: The team plans to expand and promote playing soccer at an elite level, creating hometown heroes as role models, and impacting the quality of life in the community by providing opportunities for minorities, ESL speakers, and the financially unable to participate in current programs. The Kings team will be made up of hand selected players from the state’s elite professional, college and high school teams.
The website also states that the organization has 3 goals:
(1) To act as a beacon of hope and opportunity for hundreds of local players to take their game to another level.
(2) To provide exciting and affordable family outdoor entertainment to our community.
(3) To use Kings F.C. players as prime examples of successful role models to educate and inspire our children to raise their goals and expectations while leading healthier, more productive lives.
The Kings F.C. were voted into the NPSL on November 14, 2009, becoming the newest team to the Midwest Conference for the 2010 summer league. The Kings F.C. will be participating in the National Premier Soccer League in 2010. In addition, the team will be developing a youth academy and hosting player clinics throughout the winter and summer.
Minnesota currently have another NPSL team called the Twin Stars who also compete in the Midwest Conference. Games between these two teams could make for some great competition and interesting viewing for Twin Cities soccer fans.
IMS will be following up with club director Tim Haselberger in the next several days.