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CAL SOUTH WINS APPROVAL AS STATE ADULT ASSOCIATION
marzo 25, 2009

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2009
Contact: Luis Salcedo
(714) 451-1507
Cal South Wins Approval As State Adult Association
US Soccer Gives Unanimous Approval at March 14 AGM

Fullerton, CA - March 25, 2009 - Cal South Soccer today announced confirmation that it has become the adult state soccer association for Southern California. The U.S. Soccer Federation National Council formally admitted Cal South at its March 14 meeting. The net effect is that Cal South is now a joint state soccer association, responsible for administering both youth and adult programs.

Cal South President Gregg Falk welcomed the news. "Cal South is extremely excited about working with all of the existing adult leagues and programs towards growing the game in Southern California. We look forward to building on the great tradition of adult soccer that has been established in Southern California over the last forty plus years and working together toward building the best soccer association in the world."

The council vote was unanimous.

"U.S. Soccer is very pleased to name Cal South as the official adult soccer association for Southern California," said U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati. "We are confident that the future of adult soccer under their leadership will be very strong. We will look for ways to support Cal South's efforts going forward."

Cal South has been the state youth soccer association for more than 30 years and has overseen the strong growth of the youth game. It currently governs more 230 clubs and leagues, 10,300 teams and 127,000 players. The Cal South staff will apply its professional management as the joint adult and youth association to continue to expand and improve the opportunities for players of all ages to enjoy the beautiful game.

Sanctioning for Cal South adult fall leagues will begin later this spring. The adult league application period will open on May 1, 2009 and close on August 1, 2009. Questions and requests for additional information on adult league sanctioning should be directed to Luis Salcedo at 714.451.1507 or lsalcedo@calsouth.com.

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About Cal South:
 
The California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South) is a 501c(3) California public benefit corporation and is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer. Cal South represents 230 Member Leagues and Clubs comprising our membership of more than 160,000 registered players, coaches, referees and league administrators. The organization, with a service area that extends from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, provides rewarding recreational and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, genders and skill levels. For more information about Cal South, visit www.calsouth.com.
1029 S. Placentia Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831 Phone 714.778.2972 Fax 714.441.0715