FLEMING ISLAND, FL – The United Soccer Alliance/Clay County Soccer Club has named Wale Leyimu head coach of its Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) team Florida Sol FC.
Leyimu brings more than 13 years of high-level coaching experience, having coached soccer programs at Ridgeview, Orange Park and Clay high schools. He has been with the Clay County Soccer Club since 2008 and currently serves as head coach of Clay High School’s boys varsity team. Leyimu has earned a NSCAA national diploma and holds a United States Soccer Federation D license.
“Wale is a key pillar in our organization, and he brings a tremendous amount of experience, expertise and passion for the game,” said Executive Director Matt Hollyoak. “We are thrilled to have him at our club as a Technical Director and Head Coach of the WPSL team. I am looking forward to watching the team flourish under his guidance.”
The Florida Sol FC has been part of the WPSL since 2010 and is one of the longest-active clubs still competing in the WPSL. The team is comprised primarily of college players from area universities, including the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University and others. Six current and former Florida Sol players competed in the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. The United Soccer Alliance/Clay County Soccer Club is the primary sponsor of the team.
Florida Sol FC practices and hosts its home games at the Eagle Harbor Soccer Complex on Fleming Island. The game schedule is available at www.wpslsoccer.com/schedule.
“I am very excited and grateful to be working with Florida Sol again this summer. I have been privileged to be part of the program since its inception and to work with some of the most talented players in the country,” said Leyimu. “My staff and I are dedicated to providing a professional, competitive and fun environment for these young women to develop and to helping them reach the level to which they aspire, whether collegiate, professional or even with a national team.”
The Clay County Soccer Club was founded in 1977. CCSC is committed to providing a positive, all-inclusive environment that is conducive to the athletic and personal development of the area’s youth. It strives to promote honor, integrity, teamwork, perseverance, confidence, competition and sportsmanship to develop winners both on and off the field. For more information visit www.unitedsocceralliance.org.
The Women’s Premier Soccer League was established in 1998 and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world, with more than 50 teams throughout the country and some of the top female players in the nation. WPSL is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association – an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation – as well as FIFA, the world’s ruling body for soccer.