American Premier Soccer League
Founded2015; 6 years ago (2015)
First season2015
Folded2019; 2 years ago (2019)
CountryUnited States United States
ConfederationCONCACAF
(North American Football Union)
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid6
Domestic cup(s)U.S. Open Cup
International cup(s)CONCACAF Champions League
Last championsRed Force FC
Most championshipsBoca Raton FC (4 titles)
Websiteapslsoccer.com

The American Premier Soccer League (APSL) was a soccer league sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) with teams primarily in Southern Florida.

Competition format

The official regular season ran from January through September. For the playoffs, the four top seeded teams faced each other in semifinal games with championship being decided between the two winners. The APSL also organized a Fall Season that ran from September to December.

Organization

The APSL was organized in a mostly decentralized structure and was managed as a team-run league. Each year the member clubs helped elect a Commissioner, Treasurer and Secretary. Each team was individually owned and operated, and was responsible for maintaining league minimum standards. New teams seeking membership into the league were subject to approval from an executive committee of existing team owners. Member clubs had the right to make localized decisions for their respective markets, conferences and regions based on what they believed was best for their particular region.

Teams

APSL Teams
Team City Stadium Founded First Season Head Coach
Boca Raton FC Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic High School 2015 2015 United States Jim Rooney
South Florida FC Pembroke Pines, FL Broward College Stadium 2010 2015 Colombia Norberto (Bert) N. Mahecha
FC Kendall Kendall, FL Tropical Park Stadium 2008 2015 Uruguay Mauro Grignola
Red Force FC Kendall, FL Tropical Park Stadium 2009 2015 Argentina Gabriel Vega
Deerfield Beach Heights FC Deerfield Beach, FL Somerset Academy 2018 2018
Palm Beach Spartans Delray Beach, FL Boynton Beach HS 2011 2018 Cheddi Johnson
UD Miami Miami, FL Tropical Park Stadium 2017 2017

Former teams

Champions

Season Winner Runner-up Result
2015 Boca Raton FC Uruguay Kendall FC 1-0[1]
2015 Fall Boca Raton FC Alianza Miami FC 2-0[2]
2016 Boca Raton FC Uruguay Kendall FC 2-1[3]
2016 Fall Boca Raton FC Red Force FC 2-1
2017 Miami Dade FC South Florida FC 3-1
2017 Fall FC Kendall[4] South Florida FC 3-0[5]
2018 Red Force FC FC Kendall 3-1[6]
2018 Fall Tournament forgone[7]

Executive Board of Directors

APSL Board
Name
President / Commissioner Norberto (Bert) N. Mahecha
COO Gabriel Vega
CFO Mauro Grignola
Secretary Pedro Heizer

See also

References

  1. ^ "Boca Raton FC wraps up inaugural American Premier Soccer League play with title". Sun Sentinel. 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Boca Raton Defeats Alianza Miami 2-0, Win Second Title in Inaugural Season". Boca Raton FC. 22 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Boca Raton FC Defeats Uruguay Kendall, Wins Second Straight APSL Title". Boca Raton FC. 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Fueled by Nuñez Hat Trick, FC Kendall is Crowned APSL Fall Championship Champions". American Premier Soccer League. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Fueled by Nuñez Hat Trick, FC Kendall is Crowned APSL Fall Championship Champions". American Premier Soccer League. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Red Force FC Captures 2018 Summer Championship Title in Dramatic Fashion". American Premier Soccer League. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "APSL To Forgo 2018 Fall Tournament, Restructure for 2019 Spring Championship". American Premier Soccer League. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2019.