“It’s great news that we’re adding our second Seattle area NPSL team with the announcement that Inter United has joined the NPSL,” NPSL Commissioner Michael Hitchcock stated. “Seattle has a strong history of growing soccer in the U.S., not to mention the incredible success of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. The NPSL and Inter United will be a great addition to the local soccer landscape and bring another community-based club who is committed to growing the game.”
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“The successes of Inter United FC are built through grassroots work in the community,” Tura commented. “We are constantly collaborating with local organizations, coaches, players and fans with the goal of working together to advance soccer at all levels within the City of Tukwila and King County, Washington.”
The team will play their home matches at Neudorf Memorial Stadium in Tukwila. The facility, which was built in 2002, features an artificial playing surface and seating for 3,000 fans.
“We will bring a blend of international players to the NPSL,” Tura added. “Joining the NPSL is an amazing opportunity for us. It is the perfect league, the perfect region, and the perfect timing.”
More information about the club can be found on the web athttp://www.interunitedfc.com, on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/internationalunitedfc, or on Instagram @interunitedfc.
Inter United will join Seattle NPSL (Seattle, WA), ASA Charge (Gambrills, MD), Del Rey City SC (Los Angeles, CA), Spartans Futbol Club (Portland,OR/Vancouver,WA), SO Samba FC (Hood River, OR), FC Carolina Discoveries (Rock Hill, SC), BCS Clash (Bryan-College Station, TX), Minnesota United FC Reserves (Blaine, MN), Greater Lowell Football Club (Lowell, MA), Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves (Atlanta, GA), NPSL Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA), FC Bordo Saint Louis (St. Louis, MO), PA West Soccer (Pittsburgh, PA),Gate City FC (Greensboro, NC), Nashville Atlas FC (Nashville, TN), Virginia Legacy (Williamsburg, VA), Cincinnati Saints (Cincinnati, OH), Dallas City FC (Dallas, TX), Temecula FC (Temecula, CA), Storm FC
(Broward County, FL), and Lansing United (Lansing, MI) as expansion teams for the 2014 season.
The NPSL is a national league that operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. NPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The NPSL is the fastest-growing national soccer league in the U.S., operating in 70+ markets across the country. Two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, operate U-23 squads in the NPSL.