FARMINGTON, CT - Farmington Sports Arena (FSA) based in Farmington, Connecticut has announced the purchase of an expansion team in United Women's Soccer (UWS) that will begin play for the upcoming 2018 season. Under FSA ownership, the team will be operated by long time soccer commentators JP Dellacamera and Shep Messing, who will serve as Managing Directors.
Future announcements will include a new team name and colors, official logo, naming of a coach, player signings and tryout information.
The team will play a 10-game league schedule with primary home games and training sessions at FSA. Additional friendlies may also take place this coming summer. The new Connecticut team will play in the East Conference alongside clubs from Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
For more information please contact:
Director of Communications
P: (860) 404-5789
About United Women’s Soccer (UWS): UWS is a national women’s soccer league sanctioned by U.S. Soccer through the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). UWS is a professionally operated league created for teams that meet high minimum standards. The season runs from May until the end of July, culminating in a National Championship match. The UWS player pool is comprised of college players, aspiring & former professionals and international stars. You can follow UWS on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at UWSPress@gmail.com. You can visit the league’s official website at UWSSoccer.com. Interested team applicants can contact League Commissioner Joe Ferrara, Jr. by e-mail at Joe@UWSSoccer.com.
About FSA: Farmington Sports Arena is a family owned and operated sports complex located in Farmington, CT. Established in 2003, the facility encompasses 4 indoor and 3 outdoor artificial turf fields along with 4 outdoor natural grass fields. FSA is the headquarters of FSA Football Club, a premier youth soccer organization that competes at the state, regional, and national levels. At Farmington Sports Arena, year round operation optimizes player development both on and off the field. Follow FSA FC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info @fsafc_official.
About Dellacamera and Messing: JP Dellacamera is a soccer commentator currently working for Fox Sports and the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. He has called play by play action of eight consecutive Men's World Cups on TV or radio, and 5 Women's World Cups on network TV. In addition, he has been involved in 3 Olympic Tournaments on NBC. With Fox, he has been a part of UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Gold Cup and Copa America Centenario coverage.
Shep Messing, a former professional goalkeeper turned broadcaster, is currently working with Madison Square Garden TV as the main analyst on New York Red Bulls (MLS) soccer. He is a former USA Olympic and National Team goalkeeper. Messing was also a championship goalkeeper on Pele's great New York Cosmos team, and finished his career playing indoor soccer in the Major Indoor Soccer League. As an indoor keeper he won four titles with the NY Arrows.