Lobos join WPASL
The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce that the Merrill-based Lobos Futbol Club (FC) will be joining the league for the 2020 season. The announcement was made Tuesday, afternoon June 2.
“After playing in the local Wausau leagues for many years, we were looking to expand to a more competitive environment,” explains Lobos FC manager Luis Mendoza. “The WPASL provides us with the perfect opportunity to play high level soccer in Northwestern Wisconsin”
Lobos FC was founded in 2003. After competing in local leagues as Galaxy and Blue Jays, the Lobos FC moniker was born in 2013 after new management took over. Lobos have since ravaged the local Wausau leagues, gaining 5 championships over the years. Lobos FC finished in 1st place in the CWASL last year, before falling in the first round of playoffs.
Home games for Lobos FC will be tentatively played at the Merrill High School Field (Jay Stadium) in Merrill, WI, pending approval.
Further information about the club can be located at their Facebook page (@Lobos FC)
The Lobos open up their season on Sunday, June 28, away at Hayward United Soccer Club. Game time set for a 2 p.m start. They will play their first home game on Sunday, July 12 vs St Croix Valley Soccer Club.
A full schedule can be found here: http://wpaslsoccer.com/
WPASL returns to the field in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
After gaining clearance from US Soccer, US Adult Soccer Association (USASA), Wisconsin Soccer Leagues (WSL) and local county governments, the league feels that the current environment is stable enough to safely return to play with proper guidelines in place.
Unfortunately, newcomers Ashland Armada FC and Duluth FC Academy will not be able to participate in the 2020 season, but will look to remain in the league for 2021.
The six remaining teams, Barron Soccer Team, Eau Claire Bateaux, FC Midnimo (Barron), Hayward United SC, Lobos FC (Merrill) and Saint Croix Valley FC will compete for the 2020 Primary Cup.
A 10 game schedule will be played, with each team playing a home/away series with the other five league members. There will not be playoffs this year in order to limit gathering sizes at league events. Instead, the top placed team will be announced the champion upon conclusion of the season on August 24th.
“We wanted to provide teams and players the opportunity to play in a safe, competitive environment,” explained WPASL president Kaden Bergman. “We were glad to have gained clearance from all of the proper governing bodies and are excited to get back on the field.”