Modesto City FC Joins NISA Nation

Mar 3, 2023

Modesto, CA (March 3, 2023) – NISA Nation announces Modesto City FC will participate in the Pacific Region for the 2023 Spring Season.

Formed in 2019 in Liga NorCal (USASA), the club is a current member of the Southwest Premier League and has twice participated in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

“It’s a dream to have MCFC competing in NISA Nation at this level. It is really a dream come true,” Modesto City FC Owner Christian Copland said. “Last year we were approved to play in the NISA Independent Cup and now this year we’ll be in NISA Nation. We are thankful for the opportunities to help grow MCFC and bring a higher level to Modesto, California.”

Modesto City FC played in the 2022 NISA Independent Cup and intends to continue operating a reserve team in the Pacific Premier League (SWPL). The club also features a boys youth academy.

About NISA Nation

NISA Nation, a component of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), is a full-year league providing amateur independent clubs a groundbreaking path to professional status. NISA Nation bridges success on the amateur affiliate level – including the eastern Premier Soccer League, Southwest Premier Soccer League, Cascadia Soccer League and the Mountain Premier League – to a spot on the NSIA professional level. Activated in Fall 2021, NISA Nation will maintain the highest standards and require the same level of professionalism within the front office and on the pitch expected of NISA professional clubs. Keeping in the spirit of independence, particular requirements and competition format will be determined with direct input from the participating clubs. NISA Nation also includes NISA Network, the home for all things NISA, independent clubs, and the open system. Learn more about NISA Nation at, or follow on Twitter @TheNISANation and on Instagram @NISANationSoccer.

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