UPSL Division I


UPSL Announces Alaska Expansion With Pioneer United FC

Anchorage, AK Based Pro Development Club Joins Last Frontier Division
Published May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Pioneer United FC as its newest expansion club ahead of the Spring Season.

Based in Anchorage, AK, Pioneer United FC will begin UPSL play in the Northwest Conference Last Fronter Division I. The team will play its UPSL home games at West Anchorage High School (1700 Hillcrest Dr., Anchorage AK 99517).

Mike Ward is President of Pioneer United FC. Laef Eggan and Num Tindle serve as the co-Head Coaches. The club now competes exclusively in the UPSL.

UPSL Commissioner Yan Skwara said, "We are tremendously excited to welcome Pioneer United FC to the UPSL. This is a historic organization in Alaska, with a great coaching staff. The club started with an agreement, and now their men's first team will help us expand the Last Fontier Division. We look forward to working with Pioneer United FC and wish the club the best of luck getting started in the UPSL."

Founded in 2014 when two local teams - Alaska United and Pioneer Bar - combined to form Pioneer United FC, PUFC currently is Alaska's most decorated men's adult team with eight state titles.

"We accept the challenge to play any game against any opponent, and now that means playing in the UPSL's Frontier DIvision," Ward said. "With the UPSL proving its model in Alaska, we were compelled to join because of the level of competition. Our players want to compete against the best teams we can. Playing in the UPSL has made our training sessions more intense, and we think being in the UPSL will help grow the club."

The club will announce its fixture calendar.

About Pioneer United FC

Pioneer United FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Anchorage, AK, and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Pioneer United FC will begin play in the UPSL's Northwest Conference Last Frontier Division.

Founded in 2014, Pioneer United FC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

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