The Central Alliance Soccer Association (CASA) and the Central Ohio Premier League (COPL) have announced a formal partnership for the spring 2020 season. Now, 15-U through 19-U member teams are able to play nearly all of their games in their local areas under their current league rules, while also allowing COPL teams to organize matches against CASA teams, either at the CASA facility in Seville, Ohio or at a neutral site.
This new platform will launch in Spring 2020.
The Central Alliance Soccer Association was formed in 2003 and currently has more than 400 teams participating in the US Club Soccer-sanctioned league. CASA represents clubs in Northern Ohio, Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with about 7,000 players. CASA is also a member of US Club Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The Ohio Champions League has been operating in the Central Ohio area since 2009. The Central Ohio Premier League was created in 2018 in order to provide a local playing experience for the top clubs in Central Ohio. The two leagues accumulate nearly 400 teams and almost 6,000 players. The COPL and OCL are members of US Club Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation.
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.