PDX Football Club Joins NPSL as Latest Expansion Club
2017 promises to be an amazing year for soccer in America with all soccer leagues showing tremendous growth and sustainability. Congratulations to the NPSL for their continued expansion as soccer’s popularity in the USA grows.
PDX Football Club joins the NPSL as the latest expansion team set to compete in the 2017 campaign. PDX FC is led by an ownership group with experience in media and coaching, which includes work with the Portland Thorns and BeIN SPORTS.
NPSL Soccer News: The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) has announced PDX Football Club (Portland, OR) as the league’s latest expansion team set to compete in the West Region’s Northwest Conference.
“The NPSL is very excited to continue to grow the Northwest Conference,” NPSL Chairman Joe Barone commented. “We made a commitment to the area years ago and we’re thrilled to see six of our teams in this soccer hotbed.”
PDX FC is led by Luke and Max Babson. Luke Babson, who will serve as coach/owner, currently is the assistant women’s soccer coach at Western Oregon University. He also has experience coaching with Eastside Timbers, Portland Timbers, and the Portland Thorns youth programs.
Max Babson, who will serve in the role of administrator/owner, is a lifelong lover of soccer with a background in media production, spending parts of his career with BeIN SPORTS and the Pac-12 Networks.
“As a newly formed club, we see this as an amazing opportunity to create a culture that players, families, fans, and the community are proud of,” Babson concluded. “We want PDX Football Club to be an active member of the local soccer scene. Our players and staff will be actively involved in the community and we seek to make a difference at the grassroots level.”
“With the arrival for Kitsap SC, Spokane Shadow, and Pierce County this year, we are thrilled to be part of the new Northwest Conference,” Babson added. “The NPSL provides the best platform for our club to succeed in the region while being a part of a national league.”