Wednesday, July 22, 2009

RCU Faces PDL's Nashville Metros

Rocket City United will welcome the Nashville Metros to John Hunt Park for a non-league match on Saturday night. Nashville sits in sixth place in the eight team PDL Southeast Division with a 2-7-7 record.


RCU Head Coach Greg Petersen has a successful history with the club from Nashville. In 1997, Petersen led the Metros to the fully professional A-League which was considered the second tier in the US Soccer pyramid. After a guiding them to a 17-11 record, they qualified for the playoffs and made it to the semifinals. In 1998, Petersen and the Metros won the Central Division title with a 20-8 record and also knocked off the Kansas City Wizards of MLS in thier successful US Open Cup run. Petersen moved on when the club ran into financial troubles in 1999.


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RCU Coach Greg Petersen discusses his time with the Metros, this week's game, and the opponents in the upcoming NPSL Final Four

This week's match will be used as a dress rehearsal for the NPSL Final Four matches the following weekend. Petersen indicated that he will use a first choice selection for much of the match to help keep the sharpness of the players at a high level.

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