Joe Zupo signs with Australian A League
DUFA is pleased to announce Joe Zupo, Co-Captain this past season, has committed to a one year deal to play for the Davenport Strikers in the National Premier League in Tasmania/Australia for the 2016 season. Davenport competes in the second highest level of soccer, just below the Australian A League.
A league All-star and MVP candidate, Head Coach Sanford Carabin says ”Joe was the inspirational leader of our team and I can’t recall a game that he ever put a foot wrong. An immense presence in our back line, Joe competed in every game for us and led by example. This is the right time for Joe to take the step up and further challenge himself. I couldn’t be happier for him.”
“I’m very excited to be going on this journey to continue my development and to continue to test myself at higher levels.” says Joe Zupo. “As a competitive player, that’s extremely important for me. I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and experiencing a new lifestyle and culture, as well. My time in League 1 has given me access to this chance – playing alongside and against players who are just as keen as I am as moving up the pyramid in world football kept me motivated to train well and keep my form up. Credit has to be given to Durham United for finding me this opportunity and supporting me in this endeavor.”
All of us at DUFA would like to wish Joe the very best as he begins the next chapter in his professional playing career.