JLS II today announced the first player signings for the inaugural United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) season.
Included are Douada Camara, Jose Campos, Michael Carnahan, Ansu Corneh, Aziz Coulibaly, Deekai Gbonimy, Alex Hayes, Aaron Keita, Mohamed Tall, Francis Watson, and Daniel Willie.
Jose Campos, Michael Carnaham, and Aziz Coulibaly are all new players while the rest are returnees from last year’s successful under-23s season.
Listed below is a complete list of signings:
NAME = AGE = POSITION = SCHOOL
Douada Camara 🇨🇮, 24 = MF = Bryn Athyn Univ.
Jose Campos 🇺🇸, 19 = GK = Valley Forge College
Michael Carnahan 🇺🇸, 20 = DF = Valley Forge
Ansu Corneh 🇸🇱, 23 = MF = Rosemont College
Aziz Coulibaly 🇨🇮, 23 = MF
Deekai Gbonimy 🇱🇷, 21 = MF = Wilmington Univ.
Alex Hayes 🇬🇭, 20 = MF
Aaron Keita 🇱🇷, 19 = DF = Konola Academy SDA
Mohamed Tall 🇲🇱, 23 = DF = Valley Forge College
Francis Watson 🇱🇷, 21 = FW = Valley Forge College
Daniel Willie 🇱🇷, 20 = MF = Penn State University
“All of those players have been exceptional since our preseason training started early last month,” said Junior Lone Star II Head Coach, Bobby Ali. “Eight of these players already played with us last season in our successful run in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifiers and I believe that they will use their experience to help the new players that are coming in.”
For his part, Junior Lone Star FC Vice President for Operations Morris Kemokai said, “I have been impressed by what I have seen so far from the coaches and players during practices and games. I had the opportunity to attend one of the team’s preseason games last weekend and I was satisfied with the progress that these players have made and I know they are ready for their inaugural season in the UPSL.”
JLS II’s inaugural season in the UPSL begins on April 14 against Upper Darby FC at the Ardmore Elementary School in Lansdowne, PA.
For the full schedule, and detailed information for JLS II, please visit www.juniorlonestarfc.org/second-team.