FC Nevada is an American Soccer club currently based in Las Vegas, Nev., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. FC Nevada will begin play in the UPSL's Pro Premier Division.
Founded in 2017, FC Nevada can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
FC Nevada Owner and General Manger Reinilson 'Lico' Dos Santos said, "For me to be able to create FC Nevada it is very exciting. The UPSL is the right place to start, and for us to bring our style of 'jogo bonito.' Our team will have a lot of Brazilian players and we want to bring the Brazilian philosophy to the club."
Dos Santos, 51, last played for the now defunct Minnesota Thunder (USL). He currently owns a USSF National 'C' Coaching License.
"We've nicknamed FC Nevada 'The Goats,' because we want to be on top of the UPSL mountain," Dos Santos said. "The goat, he owns the mountain. He's not afraid to go up and down the mountain, and neither are we. The Goats are on the move!"