Monday, May 16, 2011

RCU Soccerfest Thursday Night, NPSL News, Southern Pro Teams

RCU Soccerfest at Madison YMCA Thursday Night
Rocket City United is kicking off its season by holding a Soccerfest at the Madison YMCA Thursday night from 5-7PM.  Fans will be able to meet players, staff, and the team's mascot, Rocky!  The Soccerfest was originally scheduled for April 28, but was rescheduled due to the recent tornadoes.

RCU hosts its home opener on Saturday night at 7:30PM.  They'll be taking on the Knoxville Force, who they beat 2:0 last week.

RCU, CFC, and ASR Featured in Article on Southern Pro Soccer

Believe in US Soccer has written a nice article on pro soccer in the southern US and includes profiles of the NPSL Southeast Region teams along with other pro teams from the south.  Staff from RCU, Chattanooga FC, and Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves are interviewed for the feature.  

NPSL West Leaders Penalized for Fielding Ineligible Player
The NPSL West Region's top team, the San Diego Flash, has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in two matches.  The league has ordered the Flash to forfeited both games in which the player took part.  Those games against the Hollywood Hitmen and Bay Area Ambassadors will be recorded as 3:0 losses by the Flash.  The Flash, who were 6-0-0 before the sanctions, now sit second in the Southwest conference.  These sanctions hurt doubly as the NPSL West Region uses their regular season results in the first seven games to determine their qualifier for the US Open Cup.  As a result, the Hollywood Hitmen have qualified with a 7-0-0 record.  No other team can catch them.

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