MIAMI, FL — The American Premier Soccer League is proud to announce Deerfield Beach Heights FC have joined the league as new members ahead of the 2018 APSL Summer Championship Season.
“We are very proud to bring in a team like Heights FC to the league,” said APSL Commissioner, Gabriel Vega. “Our teams in Palm Beach County continue to grow and it will begin to show in the level of play.”
A new team from Deerfield Beach, Heights FC will come into the league as one of the youngest teams.
“Our goal this season is to be able to put a competitive team on the field,” said Head Coach and General Manager, Emanuel Freitas. “We will compete with the philosophy that ‘everything is a process’.”
Heights FC will play their home matches at Somerset Academy in Deerfield Beach.
“We wanted to join the APSL because of its superior quality over other leagues in the area,” added Freitas. “The league has some of the best, and most storied teams in South Florida and to be able to play with these teams all season long will be wonderful as our team starts its own journey.”
About the APSL:
The American Premier Soccer League is an independent organization of soccer clubs, with the aim of improving, qualifying and publicizing the soccer in the United States.
The APSL is sanctioned by the Florida State Soccer Association (FSSA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body for soccer in the United States, and FIFA, the world’s ruling body for soccer.
The APSL has two seasons, one from March that runs through August, and another that runs from September to December.
The APSL is organized in a mostly decentralized structure and is managed as a team-run league. Each year the member clubs help elect a Commissioner, Treasurer and Secretary. Each team is individually owned and operated and is responsible for maintaining league minimum standards. New teams seeking membership into the APSL are subject to approval from an executive committee of existing team owners. Member clubs have the right to make localized decisions for their respective markets, conferences and regions based on what they believe is best for their particular region.