WARWICK, N.Y. – The Women’s Premier Soccer League has added the Fox Soccer Academy for the upcoming season.

Fox Soccer Academy was founded by Leicester City FC player Christian Fuchs as an international academy with locations in the United States, England and Austria.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Fox Soccer Academy to continue developing premier soccer players who strive to play in the professional ranks and with our success developing elite players in Europe we are now looking to do the same in the United States,” Fuchs said in a statement. “The addition of a WPSL team as part of our Academy program will benefit all our players as the level of quality required to compete for a title in the WPSL is exciting and we look forward to working with women committed to achieving nothing short of excellence.”

Fox Soccer Academy has 15 youth girls and boys teams that compete in the New York Club Soccer League and also fields men’s team that competes in the United Premier Soccer League and won its division in its first two seasons.

“The addition of the WPSL team enhances our overall development as an Academy,” Fox Soccer Academy director of operations Scott Goodman said in a statement. “Young girls will now have women players whom they can watch train and play at the same facility they train at and be inspired to develop into elite players with a clear pathway through Fox Soccer Academy to professional women’s soccer.”

FSA will play in the North Division of the Metropolitan Conference in the league’s East Region. The team will compete against seven other teams from New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, including three additional expansion teams.

Home matches will be played at Hudson Sports Complex, a facility owned and operated by Christian and Raluca Fuchs. The facility also hosts multiple soccer camps in the summer provided by Fox Soccer Academy.

“We look forward to having the same success in the USA that we have had in Europe developing professional players,” Fox Soccer Academy international program director Mark Smith said in a statement. “We are committed to developing professional players and the addition of a team in the WPSL will enhance those efforts.”

The club will host open tryouts on March 21 from 4-6 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.