Unity FC achieves 'dream' on weekend play resumes in national leagues in Orlando and Alaska

Unity FC, a Florida-based women's amateur team, won the first game back played in the United States following the resumption of play in June.

It beat the Orlando FC Royals, 4-1, in a UWS League 2 match played in Orlando on Saturday night.

The UWS League 2 is part of United Women's Soccer. United FC and the Royals play in the four-team Southeast Conference. It is only conference that will play a full schedule -- six games. Teams in at least two conferences will hold weekend tournaments this summer.

Yasmine Devalle, Racquel Standifer, Alexa Torres and Kayla Doyle scored for Unity FC, which also got six saves from from Metro State goalkeeper Kristen Goergen.

“To get on the field tonight was a dream that these girls have had since last year," Unity FC head coach Kristine Ford. "The players put in a lot of hard work and it showed that they are all a part of Unity and I am very proud of the effort. For me to be part of UWS-2 is something I never thought would happen and to be coaching at this level is very exciting. I love giving these girls the opportunity and I hope to see them go far."

Unity FC's second match of the season will be Saturday against SportsParadize Soccer Academy in Davenport, Florida.

The UPSL resumed its aborted men's spring season on Sunday with two Division I games: the Alaska Timbers over the Arctic Rush, 4-1, in the Last Frontier Division and Celta USA over the Central Florida Mix, 5-2, in the Florida Central West Division. Cole Fox led the Timbers with two goals.

Eleven UPSL Division I games are scheduled this weekend in Florida, Texas and Alaska.
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