Friday, May 29, 2009
Rocket City United opens up its home schedule tomorrow night with a tilt against NPSL newcomer Chattanooga FC. RCU has the opportunity to go top of the Southeastern Conference table with a victory. Despite the heartbreaking failure to qualify for the US Open Cup last weekend, the club remains upbeat. Head Coach Greg Petersen kept practices this week light and loose as there are several players nursing injuries from the long weekend.
Nice end to end sequence during short sided game at RCU Practice
Chattanooga FC comes into tomorrow's match still searching for their first NPSL victory. Despite drawing an impressive crowd of over 1600 spectators to their inaugural match, the upstart club fell to the reigning NPSL Southeastern Conference champion Atlanta FC 1:3.
Petersen on what he knows about CFC
RCU will look to rebound from the disappointing results last weekend, and will also have to deal with some personnel issues, not the least of which is the absence of central defender Jason Sabio. Sabio is currently working out with the Philippine National Team who are ranked 166th in the FIFA World Rankings and looking to better that position. Add to that several players who are nursing injuries, and Petersen is definitely working with a short stack.
Game time is 7PM at John Hunt Soccer Stadium. There will be several special events including a kidzone, prize drawings for 2 season tickets, and a mini-ball giveaway to the first 100 fans through the gate. Mojo from WZYP will be broadcasting live from the stadium and there will be post game party for RCU Club members at the Olde Towne Brewery across the street from the stadium.
Also, if you're looking for something to do tonight, come out to Ketchup at Bridge Street Towne Centre at 5:30pm for a "Meet the Players" happy hour.