Published Jan 24, 2023


CARSON CITY, Nev. (Jan. 24, 2023) – The Women’s Premier Soccer League announced today that BattleBorn Futbol Club is set to compete in the upcoming season as a 2023 expansion side. With the announcement, the WPSL expands its roots into Northern Nevada.

“[Joining] the WPSL greatly expands ladies’ opportunities for professional careers, development, [and] beyond local and national collegiate competition,” Andrew Robles, a BattleBorn FC founder and current sporting director, said. “Today, it’s all about [our] women’s expansion that was made possible by gaining national recognition as a top-flight club that provides a true player pathway from grassroots to our youth academy teams and on to our first teams.”

BattleBorn Futbol Club launched in 2021 by heavily investing in its men’s program that filled the soccer gap in its area. The following year the club joined NISA Nation – a component of the National Independent Soccer Association, where it was crowned Spring Season Champions and competed in both the US Open Cup and NISA Cup.

Now, after the success of its men’s side, BattleBorn Futbol Club is embarking on a new venture that will create more opportunities for female athletes in Northern Nevada and grow the women’s game and culture in its region. The goal for its inaugural season is to achieve reputation and culture as the club continues its mission of putting Tahoe and Northern Nevada on the soccer map.

The club has confirmed that Robles will be the head coach of its women’s side for the 2023 season. The Los Angeles native is a former product of the MLS Chivas USA Academy, a Northern Nevada ODP coach, and the founder of Let’s Kick It – a youth soccer program that offers year-round training, after-soccer programs, and soccer camps. Robles’ experience and involvement in the soccer landscape have made him well-respected within his community.



More information about BattleBorn Futbol Club can be found on its official website and its 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.