PALMER — Alaska City FC, the Palmer-based United Professional Soccer League, hosted its second home match of its inaugural season Friday night at Palmer High School’s Machetanz Field. The Cook Inlet FC notched a 3-0 win over Alaska City.

Alaska City is now 0-1-1 in UPSL play. Earlier in the week, Alaska FC general manager Brett Banks said Alaska’s first semi-professional soccer organization is growing as both a team and a business. Banks said the squads in the three-team Alaska Last Frontier Conference are taking the opportunity to learn about life in the UPSL.

“One of the nice things about this year is we’re able to use this year as a dress rehearsal,” Banks said.

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Each team will face its two new rivals in both a home and away match this summer. Banks said additional scrimmages have also been scheduled.

“It’s a good opportunity to work out the kinks, figure out what we don’t know,” Banks said.

Cook Inlet FC and the Arctic Rush, a pair of Anchorage-based teams, join the Alaska FC in the Alaska division.

Alaska FC has two more matches on the regular season schedule. The Valley team will play the Rush June 28 at 7 p.m. at Service High School and Cook Inlet FC July 12 at the Anchorage Gardens.

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