Red Sharks FC


UPSL Announces New York Expansion with Santa Fe NY

Founded in 2017, Queens (N.Y.)-Based Club Joins UPSL for Fall Season
Published Jul 31, 2019

July 31, 2019 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce Santa Fe NY as a member kicking off with the 2019 Fall Season.

Based in Queens (N.Y.), Santa Fe NY will begin UPSL Division II play in the Northeast Conference American Section and host its UPSL home games at Aviator Sports and Events Center (Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11234) in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.

United Premier Soccer League Northeast Conference Manager Paul Konneh said, "It's a good day when the UPSL can add a team in New York City, and we're happy to welcome Santa Fe NY as a new member of the Northeast Conference. UPSL Division II is really taking hold in the Northeast with the American and Patriot Sections, and adding a quality club like Santa Fe NY will increase the level of competition across the region. Owner Pedro Gomez is driven to succeed, and we're excited to see the team they place on the field this Fall Season."

Pedro Gomez is Owner and Head Coach of Santa Fe NY. A native of Colombia, Gomez, 30, holds both Colombian and Spanish coaching certificates and has connections with Houston Dynamo (MLS) and professional clubs in South America.

Santa Fe NY Owner Pedro Gomez said, "Some of my players started asking to play in the UPSL, so I started to take a look and I like what I see. There's a lot of like about the UPSL. It's a strong league filled with talented players. We have ex-professional players from South American, and they want to push the club to take that next challenge. My players want to compete against better competition and the UPSL is a better league."

Santa Fe NY played in the Cosmopolitan League (USASA) in 2018-'19, and has competed in a number of tournaments during the last 18 months, winning the Miami Cup in Miami (Fla.) in 2018 and a local tournament in Brooklyn in mid-July. Santa Fe NY also operated an Under-23 team in the Long Island Soccer Football League (USASA) in 2017-'18.

The club is hosting tryouts TONIGHT and TOMORROW, and soon will announce its upcoming game schedule.

About Santa Fe NY

Santa Fe NY is an American Soccer club currently based in Queens, N.Y., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. Santa Fe NY will begin play in the UPSL Northeast Conference.

Founded in 2017, Santa Fe NY can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

Pedro Gomez
Direct: 347-279-8049
Website: Coming soon!
Instagram: @santafeny

United Premier Soccer League

The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 teams in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 400-plus teams targeted for 2019 Fall Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.

UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).

More information about UPSL can be found at or by following the league on Facebook ( and Twitter (@upslsoccer).

Contact UPSL:
Direct: 310-415-5691

Media Relations:
Dennis Pope
Direct: 951-675-3963