In the last 4 years, this club has been on a steady climb from our local adult league, to the first division of the top amateur league in North Texas. In the last month, we received an opportunity to join the United Premier Soccer League and become Denton's first semi-professional soccer team and we jumped at it! At first, the plan was to enter the UPSL for the Fall 2018 season. Then, shortly after that, we were presented with an opportunity to begin competing for the Spring 2018 season, and we jumped at that too! This area has been waiting for a club like this and we can't wait to give it you!
However, we understand how important our first season in the UPSL will be and we want to represent Denton the best way possible. It's also important that this club continues to create a foundation to keep growing, so we can provide our local players and coaches with opportunities to advance for years to come; and since the beginning, the "back office" for the club has been a one-man shop. To enter this club into a national semi-pro league; it's become clear that more help is needed. Thankfully, since our press release, we've had people reach out to offer help in one way or another and some organization is now needed to get it all going in the same direction. We also have experienced delays in securing a venue in Denton.
With that in mind and after considering our options on how to best move forward, as well as discussions with league officials; we have decided to begin competition in the UPSL for the Fall 2018 season, as originally planned. This will ensure that all the preparations and planning that has to be done to have a successful inaugural season can be done correctly and thoroughly, so we can provide you with a club that you can be proud to support.
In the meantime, FCDTN will begin competition in div. 1B of the North Texas Premier Soccer League for the Spring 2018 season, Feb. 25th at home and will be scheduling friendly matches with other UPSL teams throughout the summer; including one against the Brazos Valley Cavalry in July. We also anticipate tryouts for the Fall 2018 season to begin early this summer.
The club wants to thank the UPSL and the other team owners for their understanding and support, and we look forward to seeing you at Denia Park this spring as we take on some of the top clubs in North Texas!
Come out and show them how we do it in Denton!!