So Cal Crush FC Joins United Women’s Soccer

Los Angeles based SCCFC becomes the sixth team in UWS West Conference

MONTROSE, California (February 17, 2017)- United Women’s Soccer (UWS) is excited to announce that So Cal Crush FC will be competing in the West Conference for the summer 2017 season. So Cal Crush FC will be playing at the highest league level of any female team in Los Angeles and will provide elite soccer development & training to the female players in the region. So Cal Crush FC is a newly formed franchise in the Southern California soccer market. So Cal Crush FC General Manager, Heidi Strauss “I am very proud and excited to announce today the So Cal Crush FC will be joining the United Women’s Soccer league in 2017. Athletes often finish a collegiate career and are left asking what do I do now? I am glad So Cal Crush will be able to provide a Women’s team that fans can support and these athletes will have an opportunity to continue their soccer career. The owners are committed to inspiring a whole new generation of young ladies to aspire to play at higher levels.”

So Cal Crush FC will be coached by Reggie Rivas. He is the Founder and Director of Operation for Crescenta Valley Soccer Club and is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Pasadena City College. “I am proud to provide an opportunity for our future, current and post college soccer players the ability to continue to develop their skills. I feel that this program will give hope and inspiration to the next generation of girls wanting to play in college and professional soccer.” So Cal Crush FC ownership is finishing up the hiring process of coaching and support staff. The ownership group Neal Bird, Reggie Rivas and The Archer Travel Group, are excited to announce the signing of their first set of players. Ryan Casey (Carnegie Mellon), Jamie Bell (LMU, FC Energia- Russia), Kara Lankey (Pacific University), Rachel Bird (San Diego State Club Team) and Jordan Miller (Cal. Lutheran University).

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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. UWS is managed by EDP, a leading soccer management company that runs a number of leagues and tournaments. In addition to UWS, EDP operates youth leagues that includes an NPL league, the EDP Super Club program, the EDP Premier League and the EDP Championship League. EDP also runs EDP Futures programs for U-7’s to U-12’s and it conducts more than 20 youth tournaments, including tournaments within its EDP Cup Series and EDP Showcase Series. Media can contact UWS Director of Communications Jorma Kansanen by e-mail at You can visit the league’s official website at Interested team applicants can contact League Director Joe Ferrara by e-mail at