The name Bugeaters was a nickname given to Nebraskans in the late 19th century. It is said that there was a plague and the grasshoppers ate all of the crops and Nebraskans only had bugs to eat.
Bugeaters FC will kickoff play in the Spring of 2018 in Lincoln, NE in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL). Bugeaters FC will compete at the highest amateur level of soccer in the United States.
We believe that we can enhance fan (and community) value by focusing a match day on family fun and the development of local athletes and youth both on and off the pitch.
The UPSL is a national league with almost 100 teams playing nationwide. The league has placed players in to all levels of professional soccer from the MLS to pro clubs in Europe and internationally. Each UPSL team is independently owned and operated. The league plays March to July and September to December, followed by championship playoffs. The league intends to have over 100 teams for its 2018 Spring Season.
U.S. OPEN CUP
UPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE
Bugeaters FC offers local fans an opportunity to celebrate the culture of soccer.
It also offers local talent the next step to becoming a pro athlete and possibly represent at the international level.