August 21, 2019 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is pleased to announce AFC Solano as a member kicking off with the 2021 Spring Season.
Based in Fairfield (Calif.), AFC Solano will begin UPSL play in the Western Conference Wild West Division I, and host its UPSL homes games at Armijo High School in compliance with UPSL's Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Wild West Division Manager Nick Arellano said, "We are pleased to welcome AFC Solano to the UPSL's Wild West Division. AFC Solano is a club that is willing to fight for its place, and has done well in its region. The club has a strong ownership group and identity committed to investing in the future, and now they're looking to take the next step into the UPSL. Good luck to AFC Solano as it gets set to kick off in 2021."
AFC Solano was established more than 10 years ago and has since become the top youth club in Solano County (Calif.), featuring competitive and recreation soccer programs for boys and girls. The club is operated by a board of directors.
Jon Edmisten and Daniel Holochuck are co-owners of AFC Solano.
Edmisten is co-Owner and CEO of AFC Solano. A former semi-professional player in England, Mexico and the United States, Edmisten is a Marine Corps veteran and Law Enforcement K9 Handler.
AFC Solano CEO Jon Edmisten said, "The UPSL has shown everyone what lower league football means to this country. Supporting Promotion and Relegation based on sporting merit checks a big box for us. Making sure the jump to add a first team to our club was a move to ensure all players have a pathway to the professional game. "
Holochuck played semi-professionally in both Mexico and the United States.
Lee Cowling is Director of Football and General Manager of AFC Solano. Victor Bernardez serves as Head Coach.
The club soon will announce its upcoming game schedule.
About AFC Solano
AFC Solano is an American Soccer club currently based in Fairfield, Calif., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. AFC Solano will begin play in the UPSL Western Conference.
Founded in 2014, AFC Solano 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).