Friday, May 20, 2011

RCU At Jacksonville Saturday, Closer Look At The Knoxville Force, and Rocket City Futsal

RCU Play Away to Jacksonville United Saturday Night
Rocket City United boarded the bus for the 12 hour trip to Jacksonville at 5AM Friday morning.  Following the trek, Coach Gerry Cleary's club has the unenviable task of taking on Jacksonville United at their inaugural home match.  RCU (1W-0D-1L, 3 pts) is smarting from the unexpected home defeat to Knoxville and are sitting mid-table in the NPSL Southeast region.  Meanwhile, their opponents JAXU (0-0-3, 0 pts) are struggling at the bottom of the table, having opened their season with three losses on the road.  

Knoxville Soccer Team Trying to "Force" Its Way Into Relevance
Forgive me the silly pun, but you have to admit that name of the newest NPSL Team in Knoxville is not the greatest.  Anyway, Cari Wade Gervin of the Knoxville Metro Pulse wrote a terrific article about the expansion team that traded home defeats with RCU in the first two weeks of the season.  If you have a few minutes, it's well worth the read.

Rocket City Futsal To Start League in July
The new futsal court in McGucken Park in Southeast Huntsville is the home of Rocket City Futsal.  The new small sided league began earlier this year and fields teams of all age groups.

If you've never played Futsal, the game is much more technical than the smash and run game typically played in a hockey-like field in America.  It's played on a field, or court really, roughly the size of a basketball court with 5 players on a side and no walls.  It can be played outdoor or indoor and is a great way to learn control and touch for young players.
RCF is registering teams and individual players, sign up here.

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