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Liga Puerto Rico
Organising bodyPuerto Rican Football Federation
Founded2018
Country Puerto Rico
ConfederationCONCACAF
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
International cup(s)CFU Club Championship
Websiteligapuertorico.com
2018–19 Liga Puerto Rico

The Liga Puerto Rico (LPR) is a football competition organized by the Puerto Rican Football Federation that currently is the top division football league in the island. It was announced via Facebook by the Federation in August 2018.[1]

The league includes a ten-team women's competition, the Superior Femenino de la Liga Puerto Rico.[2][3]

History

Following the absence of a football league in Puerto Rico for the 2017-18 season, the Puerto Rican Football Federation organized a Preparatory Tournament that ran from March until June 2018.[4] 10 teams participated on the tournament won by Bayamón FC.[5]

The league's launch conference was held on August 23, 2018.[6]

Competition

Ten teams will face each other two times in the league. The first six teams on the league table will qualify for the playoffs with the first two getting a direct pass to the semifinals. The winner will qualify for the 2020 CFU Club Championship.[7]

Teams

The teams that play in the inaugural season are Metropolitan FA, Caguas Sporting FC, FC Mayagüez, Guayama FC, Don Bosco, Guaynabo Gol SC, Puerto Rico Bayamón, and Mirabelli SA.[8]

Team City Stadium Capacity Founded Joined Head Coach
Puerto Rico Bayamón Bayamón Bayamón Soccer Complex 1,000 1999 2018 Josep Ferré
Caguas Sporting FC Caguas Complejo Deportivo Ángel O. Berrios de la Ciudad Criolla 2016 2018
Don Bosco FC San Juan Oratorio San Juan Bosco, Cantera, Santurce 2018
Mayagüez FC Mayagüez Mayagüez Athletics Stadium 12,000 2003 2018
Guaynabo Gol SC Guaynabo TBD 2018
Guayama FC Guayama TBD 2018 Wilfredo "Willy Boyer"
Mirabelli SA San Juan TBD 2018 Daniel "Beca" Ramos
Metropolitan FA San Juan Estadio Metropolitano del Reparto Metropolitano 2015 2018 Jorge Silveti

Women's teams

The following teams participate in the women's competition:

Team City Stadium Capacity Founded Joined President Coach
Puerto Rico Bayamón Bayamón Bayamón Soccer Complex 1,000 1999 2018 Alberto Santiago Leander Betancourt
Aguilas de Añasco Añasco Albergue Olímpico 200 2010 2018 Nilsa Lara Ricardo Romano
Puerto Rico Sol Mayagüez Mayagüez Athletics Stadium 13,000 2017 2018 Jose L Perez Shek Borkowski
Leal Arecibo Arecibo University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo 200 2018 Joel Concepcion Antonio Lopez
Guaynabo Gol SC Guaynabo Oratorio San Juan Bosco, Cantera, Santurce 200 2018 Solianne D. Santiago William Alvarez
Challengers SC Fajardo Fajardo Soccer Stadium 3,000 2018 Angel O. Luna Juan Sanchez
Mirabelli SA San Juan Parque Reparto Metropolitano 200 2018 Andres Mirabelli Sergio Suna
Metropolitan FA San Juan Parque Reparto Metropolitano 400 2015 2018 Jorge A. Silvetti Jorge A. Silvetti
Valencianas CBJ Juncos Colegio Corazon De Maria 200 2004 2018 Juan (Cuco) Rivera Ángel R. Bautista
SPADI San Juan University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras 300 2018 Dariel Collazo Dariel Collazo

References

  1. ^ "LA FPF ANUNCIA LANZAMIENTO DE LA LIGA PUERTO RICO". www.facebook.com.
  2. ^ "The women's tournament of the Puerto Rico Soccer League kicks off". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). 12 October 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Liga Puerto Rico Femenina". www.ligaprfemenina.com (in Spanish).
  4. ^ http://futbolboricua.co/comienza-el-torneo-preparatorio-de-la-federacion/
  5. ^ "Bayamón se Corona Campeón del Torneo Preparatorio - Ciudad de Bayamón". 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ https://futbolboricua.co/la-federacion-lanza-su-liga-elite-superior-amateur-llamada-liga-puerto-rico/
  7. ^ "Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol presenta su nueva liga". 24 August 2018.
  8. ^ "FPF anuncia la Liga Puerto Rico". noticias.elhuracanazulpr.com.


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