Published Jan 20, 2023

SANFORD, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2023) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today that Seminole Ice will compete in 2023 as the league’s latest expansion side. With the announcement, Seminole Ice joins the previously announced expansion Fusion FC as the league expands its footprint in the Sunshine state.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the WPSL, the pinnacle platform for advancing player development in the United States at the amateur level,” Paul Shaw, Orlando City Soccer School Seminole and Seminole Ice general manager, said.

Seminole Ice will serve as the official WPSL side for the Seminole Soccer Club, Inc. – a club that has delivered the highest quality of youth soccer in Florida since 1981. Combined with the Orlando City Seminole organization, the club consists of over 2,000 players and encompasses a full spectrum of soccer programs ranging from youth recreational systems to competitive programs with its Junior and Senior academies. With the addition of Seminole Ice, the organization views the WPSL as a critical piece to its overall soccer pathway that will provide the complete structure to directly benefit its female athletes.

“We now have the complete path from youth level to the professional level,” Shaw said. “The WPSL is an important step for the amateur pathway to allow our athletes to advance and continue player development before, during, and after their collegiate career. Seminole Ice’s goal is to deliver a full-service training model that helps more athletes compete at the highest levels.”

For its inaugural WPSL season, the club has announced Bobby Sauer and Robbie Gobble as its coaching staff. Sauer, Seminole Junior Girls Elite director, will serve as head coach. Sauer holds over 18 years of experience coaching within the Orlando soccer community, spanning various club, high school, collegiate, and National ODP positions. Gobble, Seminole Senior Girls director, holds a U.S. Soccer “A” license and has coached over 100 players that have advanced to collegiate programs.

The club calls Seminole Soccer Complex home – a 40-acre facility with 11 soccer fields, office space, concessions, locker rooms, and bathrooms. The complex includes a 1,200-spectator stadium field that is expected to be the Ice’s home venue.



More information about Seminole Ice can be found on its official website and social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For additional information on the WPSL, visit

About the Women’s Premier Soccer League
In its 25th season, the WPSL is the longest active women’s soccer league, with more than 125 clubs from coast to coast in 35 states – making it the world’s largest women’s soccer league. WPSL rosters feature elite collegiate, post-collegiate, international, and standout prep student-athletes. Many of the United States’ most accomplished women’s players have played in the WPSL, including household names such as Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe, Julie Foudy, and Brandi Chastain.