Sporting AZ FC announced today that it will field a team in the United Premier Soccer League Women's Division in 2019.
Sporting GM Tim Marchisotto said, “We are very committed to the UPSL and its place in continuing to develop collegiate
talent and being a path to pro. Having our women's team compete in the UPSL allows them to play competitive, meaningful games and continue to grow our brand with our league partner."
Nick Morgan will serve the new team as head coach. Morgan is a native of Chicago, Illinois and currently coaches with Benedictine University and Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club. At Benedictine Morgan is an Assistant Coach specializing in goalkeepers as well as the strength and conditioning of both the men's and women's teams.
Morgan was previously a goalkeeper for Sporting AZ FC, and in 2017 won the UPSL Southwest Conference Championship. Marchisotto said, "Nick has been a tremendous asset to both Sporting AZ FC and Benedictine University. He will make a great college head coach in the near future; players really respond to him."
Morgan said "I am very grateful to the club for trusting me with the team and we will look to build a strong team that will match the success of our men's team."
Sporting AZ FC has partnered with Dynasty Collision in Phoenix as a sponsor.
Sporting General Manager Tim Marchisotto said, "Dynasty Collision has worked on my personal vehicles, and I was very happy with their work. With our move to Phoenix College it made sense to partner with this local business. We look forward to a long, successful partnership with Dynasty Collision."
Sporting AZ FC announced today that it will play its 2019 home matches at at Hoy Stadium on the campus of Phoenix College.
Sporting’s General Manager Tim Marchisotto said, “Phoenix College is a great facility. It’s one of the better soccer facilities in the state, and we’re very happy to be playing there in 2019. Hogan Field has been host to some great soccer by the Phoenix College squads, and we hope to add to that winning tradition.”
The 2019 UPSL Season kicks off in April.