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Michigan Stars FC Announces a Development Team in the Midwest Premier League

Published Jan 11, 2021

The Michigan Stars FC have added a U23 development team to begin play in the Midwest Premier League in the Spring of 2021. The goal of the U23 team is to work with youth, college, and other young players to learn and develop under the tutelage and guidance of the Michigan Stars. The U23 team will have an opportunity to practice with the professional team and advance to the professional team when skills mature. Soccer players from a newly formed Michigan Stars youth club will be encouraged to try out for the development team.

George Juncaj, owner of the Michigan Stars FC, is excited to add a development team under the Michigan Stars umbrella. “In 2020, we saw over 300 soccer players from Michigan, and unfortunately their skill level was not good enough to make the professional team. We are a Michigan team and we want Michigan players on our team. We are looking forward to working with youth players from Michigan and develop their game so they can make the professional team.”

The Michigan Stars FC are a professional soccer team currently participating in NISA (National Independent Soccer Association). The National Independent Soccer Association is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States. The league is in the third tier of American soccer and began play in 2019.

The Midwest Premier League (midwestpl.com) is a regional soccer league that will be run by its member teams. The goals of the league are to focus on sustainability, promote high-level competition among clubs, encourage participation in regional and national cup competitions, and to support all of our member clubs through sharing of ideas and best practices. Additional teams in the East Division of the league are from Livonia, Lake St. Clair, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Pontiac, and Detroit. The West Division contains teams from Iowa and Illinois.

Michigan Stars Sports Center (formerly Total Sports Park) in Washington Township, Michigan, will be the home for the Michigan Stars Professional team as well as the U23 development team starting Spring of 2021. Michigan Stars Sports Center is an 80-acre soccer complex that contains 23 outdoor fields as well as a 118,000 sq. indoor facility containing one full size 11v11 field.

For additional information, please email Chris McInally at chris@michiganstarssports.com