Thursday, June 25, 2009

RCU To Host Atlanta FC In NPSL Southeast Showdown

Rocket City United plays host to a club they have never beaten in Atlanta FC this Saturday night at John Hunt Soccer Stadium. This is a must win for both clubs as RCU enjoys a 3 points lead over AFC in the NPSL Southeast division table with only a single league match remaining for the Huntsville outfit.

AFC, the reigning Southeastern Division champion, held home court earlier this season in Atlanta with a 2:0 victory in what had been described at the time as the roadtrip "from hell" by RCU's team manager Chris Shaffer.

RCU will look to break the streak despite missing central defending stalwart, Joseph Omondi, who will serve a one game suspension for his send off last week against Chattanooga FC. Jason Sabio will replace Omondi in the central role and will be looked upon to provide some vocal leadership through the center of the defense.

Jason Sabio dicsusses his Phillipine National Team call up and his first match against AFC

RCU Technical Director Greg Petersen's squad will look to continue to attack with the vigor that has them leading the division with 13 goals scored. However, they will have to do it against an AFC team that has relinquished the fewest in the division with only 5 goals allowed.

Petersen on the well earned draw at CFC and the upcoming battle against Atlanta FC

This weeks match is also Youth Club Night at John Hunt Soccer Stadium. All kids who show up for the 7:30 PM kick off wearing their youth team uniform will get in free of charge.

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