The fourth club to commit to playing in the inaugural 2020 season of the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is FC Pride. Established in 2001, FC Pride provides premier and travel level soccer to the northeast side of Indianapolis and its surrounding communities. The senior boys and girls have participated in the ECNL since the 2017-2018 season.
As part of FC Pride’s commitment to providing appropriate environments for all levels of players, an OVPL side allows FC Pride to continue offering players a place to play after high school. The home site for FC Pride is the new turf field, Heartland Sports Memorabilia Stadium at the Pride Performance Center.
Club statement: “At FC Pride Soccer Club, we believe the OVPL will be a pinnacle for our youth players to reach within the club. The OVPL will give us an added opportunity to help prepare our current players for the next level of soccer and also help our Alumni, who are currently playing in the college ranks, get ready for their competitive seasons. With our new turf stadium being completed in February, we will be able to provide a very professional environment for all of the players in training sessions and games.”
About FC Pride
FC Pride Soccer Club was established in 2001 to provide premier and travel level soccer to the northeast side of Indianapolis and its surrounding communities. Both the senior girls and boys will participate in the ECNL from the 2017/2018 season onwards. The club currently fields teams from U7 through U19 for both boys and girls. The club also has a recreational academy program as well as developmental programs and camps for young players ages 4-8.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) was created to operate a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the tri-state (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) region. Player development is a central focus of the League, as the League strives to promote the region at a national level.The OVPL seeks to grow the game of soccer in the region by providing a highly-competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and provides access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation’s longest running tournament.
About US Club Soccer
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club
The OVPL seeks to grow the game of soccer in the region by providing a highly-competitive soccer league for men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. The League is sanctioned through US Club Soccer and provides access to competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the nation’s longest running tournament.