Switchbacks Pride FC Academy Joins MPL

Switchbacks Pride FC Enter Mountain PL for Regional Play
Published Sep 3, 2023

Switchbacks Pride FC Academy Joins MPL 

The Mountain Premier League 2023 2024 campaign begins this August with new clubs mixing in with some of the tenured MPL members. Joining Colorado Rush, Peak Eleven FC, Real Colorado, Utah Spider FC, Klutch SC, Cosmos GJ are newcomers Timbers SC and recently developed Switchbacks Pride FC Academy. The Mountain Premier League clubs unanimously welcome Switchbacks Pride FC and are excited to bring the competition back to the Colorado Springs community for 2023. 

Team registration is now closed for the Fall campaign. New teams are advised to inquire on the website for Spring season placement. 

Switchbacks assistant coach and SPFC Academy head coach Johnny Oceguera had this to say about joining MPL,"Switchbacks Pride FC are beyond excited to be joining the MPL league for the 2023 fall season. This was a great opportunity to add games of value for our academy team. The potential and future of the MPL league is one that was very enticing to us and we're looking forward to contributing to the growth of the league and it's vision. Excited for the competition, the relationships and the overall growth of the game as we get the ball rolling for 2023."

Mountain Premier League established in 2019 by Chad Heath and Lance Williams is a member of the Regional Premier League Alliance, as well as being a NISA Affiliate League. MPL is sanction directly under USASA with US Soccer.

Previous MPL champions who are featured on the Ed Eid Cup include Colorado Springs FC, Colorado FC, Peak Eleven FC, FC Boulder, Colorado Rush, Indios Denver FC, and reigning champions Real Colorado. 

Mountain Premier league looks to incorporate District and State League systems across Utah Colorado Idaho and Wyoming. The league is proud to help develop the top up and coming clubs. With its modest fee structure and "play at cost formula", clubs find a unique mix of high level play with autonomy in their business practices and soccer product. League administrator Matt Morse often reminds clubs in the preseason meetings that when it comes to budgeting for this competition your home matches are a representation of your organization, the amenities provided are your choice and built into your business model. The league minimum standards remain using the Select Sports America matchballs and regulated field surface and dimensions. 

The MPL Fall champion plays the Cascadia Premier League champion to see who will progress to the NISA Nation Finals. The MPL finals winner also receives berth into the NISA Independent Cup in July of each year.