The I-10 League will head into its third season with an expanded membership. The league is welcoming five clubs: Destin FCGulf South Texans, Gulf Coast RangersNew Orleans Spartans FC, and West Florida SC, which will field U-13 through U-19 boys and girls teams, beginning with the 2021 fall season.

The I-10 League member clubs span Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, with expansion planned for Southern Georgia in 2022:

  • ASG (FL)
  • Bayside Dynamo FC (FL)
  • Chivas FA (FL)Destin FC (FL) *
  • Enterprise Select SC (AL)
  • FC Dallas-Emerald Coast (FL)
  • FC Montgomery (AL)
  • Florida Roots FC (FL)
  • Gulf Coast Rangers (AL) *
  • Gulf South Texans (LA) *
  • Gulf South SC (FL)
  • New Orleans Spartans FC (LA) *
  • Perdido Bay FC (FL)
  • Southern States SC (MS)
  • West Florida SC (FL) *

* Denotes new member club.

The league is entering the upcoming season with an approach to generate a wider variety of competition amongst member clubs with an emphasis on player development and reducing travel costs.

“The I-10 League is unique in several ways,” said Ed Espinoza, I-10 Futbol Alliance & League Founder. “Without sacrificing quality competition, we offer reduced costs along with reduced travel times for soccer families across the region. We utilize professional league management services which lead to high degrees of scheduling effectiveness, accountability, and organization. League winners are also approved by US Club Soccer to advance directly to the National Cup Southeast regional. Finally, our decision-making body is made up of directors from our founding member clubs which keeps us focused on the clubs’ needs. There are similar models in different parts of the country, but we are unique for the Southeast market.”

Clubs interested in learning more about the I-10 League, please contact Parker McIntosh at director@thei10league.com.

Quotes from new member clubs:

  • Guillaume Joyeux, Destin FC: “Destin FC is honored to join the I-10 League. The principles of the regular and local competition are in line with our European model club and our philosophy regarding development. The league format being the best development tool for youth football players. We look forward to competing at the regional level and are already looking to add more teams registered soon.”
  • Nick Cooper, Gulf Coast Rangers: “For us at Gulf Coast Rangers, it was an easy decision to explore the exciting opportunity of the I-10 League. The professionalism, structure, and player-friendly environment surrounding the supporting and existing clubs made it a no-brainer for us to continue to offer multiple platforms for our players. We are looking forward to testing ourselves alongside the established clubs already in the I-10 League this upcoming season.”
  • Orlando Cervantes, Gulf South Texans: “Gulf South Texans is excited to be a member of the prestigious I-10 League. We look forward to pushing our players by testing them in tougher competition. Our state playing league does not provide consistent competition to challenge our players and coaches in the manner we would like. Our acceptance into this league solidifies our status as an up-and-coming club in the Gulf and Southeast regions. We cannot wait to test our players against some of the top clubs in the area.”
  • Lea Westlake, New Orleans Spartans FC: “New Orleans Spartans FC is delighted to be a part of such a great league. Our vision and drive are to help soccer players become the best they can be – the I-10 League helps facilitate the challenge by putting our players up against some of the best club players in the southern region. Through this venture, we look forward to improving the soccer environment locally here in New Orleans.”
  • Jeff Klug, West Florida SC: “West Florida SC is excited to give our players another competitive avenue to develop within the game. We look forward to working with many of these great clubs in helping grow soccer in the Southeast and along the I-10 corridor. The I-10 League is growing more and more every year and we are excited to be a part of it!”


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