The second new club to commit to playing in the Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) is the University of Cincinnati Men’s Club Soccer team. Established in 2001, UCMCS has been a staple club program in the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference. In their 20-plus years of club competition, UCMCS has qualified for nationals eight times and making the Final Four in 2016.
As the lone men’s soccer team on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, over 110 athletes tried out for the 2021 UCMCS team. With recent success, like qualifying for nationals in six of the last 10 years, the club draws good talent on campus while seeking a national championship. Representing UC is essential for the club, and a step into the Ohio Valley Premier League puts UCMCS in a unique position to represent UC in the US Open Cup if they choose to do so.
About UC Men’s Club Soccer
The University of Cincinnati Club Soccer Team is a competitive, organized group of graduates and undergraduates competing in the Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference.
About the OVPL
The Ohio Valley Premier League (OVPL) provides a competitive soccer circuit offering the only adult amateur competition throughout the Ohio Valley (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania) 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 soccer footprint in the region by providing a highly competitive soccer league for men and women. 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.