Orlando Kicks FC, based in Clermont, kicked off its inaugural season of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) last month at the Montverde Academy Soccer Stadium. Children wearing a soccer jersey are admitted for free; adult tickets are $5 at the gate.
“South Lake County’s reputation for sports continues to grow, as evidenced by new teams such as Orlando Kicks FC deciding to make Lake County their home base,” says Adam Ashton, Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Sports Development Coordinator. “We are thrilled to support the team.” Orlando Kicks FC is one of nine teams in Florida.
Robbie Aristodemo, owner of Orlando Kicks FC, says the WPSL is the largest women’s soccer league in the world and is a stepping-stone for aspiring professional and international-level players. He says many former and current U.S. National and International Team players played on WPSL teams, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wamback and Olympic gold medalist and captain of the Orlando Pride soccer team Alex Morgan.