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domingo, 13 de marzo de 2016

Goleo Boricua: Notas recientes del Puerto Rico FC (Soccer)


 Puerto Rico Futbol Club proudly announced today that Puerto Rico National Team member Jorge Rivera as well as NASL veteran midfielder Paulo Mendes will join the Puerto Rico Football Club for theupcoming inaugural season.
"Jorge is signing his first pro contract, and it's exciting for all Puerto Ricans to have another one of their own joining PRFC. He's already played for the Senior Puerto Rican National Team, and at 19 years of age he has a very bright future”, said Adrian Whitbread, PRFC Head Coach

Paulo will be teaming up with his twin brother Pedro, and brings a wealth of experience and creativity to our midfield. He can play in a number of positions, and has already won Championships, and he still has his best years ahead of him”, finished Whitbread.
Jorge Rivera made his international debut for Puerto Rico in 2015. He can play in midfield or as a striker and was very impressive against New York City FC for the National Team in December. Paulo Mendes is a versatile midfielder with experience in the NASL who plays box to box with great energy. Mendes was an NASL Championship Fall season winner in 2013.
"On behalf of the entire Puerto Rico FC organization, we'd like to welcome Jorge and Paulo as our newest team members, and we look forward to seeing them in action when we begin our season on July 2nd at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon”, said Tom Payne, President of the Puerto Rico Futbol Club.


Puerto Rico Football Club proudly announced today that defender Ramon Soria and midfielder Chris Nurse will join the club for its inauguralseason.
"We at Puerto Rico FC are all happy that Chris Nurse will be joining our team. He is a born winner who has captained his country in World Cup qualifiers and other major competitions. He has a wealth of experience and has won several championships in his career, while being a true leader both on and off the field”, said Adrian Whitbread, Head Coach of PRFC.

"Ramon is a player we are very excited to add to our roster. He has appeared for his native Spain at the youth level, and played as a pr
ofessional at a high level in Spain and in the NASL. He is very strong technically, and can play in a number of positions which will prove invaluable in our upcoming season”, finished Whitebread.

Soria is a 26 year old defender who is signing from Slovenian Club Celje. He was outstanding in 2015 at Centre Half for Celje, which included performances in Europa league games against Warsaw. Known for his defensive smarts and his cultured left foot, he can lean on his 6 years of top level soccer education in the Villarreal Academy. Ramon was a regular starter at the youthlevel for Spain during that time and starred in the 2006 U17European Championships in Luxembourg. In 2014, he played regularly in Ottawa Fury’s inaugural season in the NASL, and this experience will be vital as PRFC start out in 2016.

Chris is a player well known to Puerto Rico as he was a success here during previous spells. He has twice been a Champion at this level, and also was a runner up in the NASL final with Fort Lauderdale in 2014. While playing for FC Edmonton, he not only was voted team MVP by his peers, Chris also was nominated for the NASL Humanitarian of the Year award for hisnon- stop efforts in raising funds in support of breast cancer awareness. In addition to his club success, he has amassed 47 International Caps for Guyana, serving as Captain for many of those matches. 

"On behalf of the entire Puerto Rico Football Club organization, we would like to welcome Ramon and Chris to the team. We want to field the best squad possible in our inaugural season, and these very successful veteran players will both be major assets to our team as we strive to make the playoffs in 2016. We look forward to seeing them both very soon, and to their PRFC debutin July”, said Tom Payne, President of PRFC.


Puerto Rico Football Club season tickets for the 2016 NASL season are on sale, and for the first time in franchise history, fans now have the ability to become a full season ticket holder member. 

As a PRFC season ticket holder, fans not only will receive the guaranteed best pricing for tickets in each category; but they also will gain special access to Team VIP events, a significant discount on merchandise, and many other benefits that only PRFC season ticket holders receive.  

Season ticket prices for the 2016 Puerto Rico Football Club inaugural season start at $98.12 total including fees for all 11 games, and season ticket holders(depending on seat category) can save as much as $100 off regular season prices. 

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The Puerto Rico FootballClub announced today a schedule change affecting both the home and away games with Tampa Bay. The July 16thgame will now be in Tampa, and the September 10 game with the Rowdies will now take place at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium.   “This is a simple flip flop of the schedule so that the home game would work better for both teams.” Said PRFC President, Tom Payne.  

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 Tom Payne, President of the Puerto Rico Football Club proudly announced today that goalkeeper David Meves and forward Oliver Minatel will join the Puerto Rico Football Club for this upcoming inaugural season.
PRFC are delighted to add two proven players to our roster. David was most impressive in the Semi Final play-off in 2015 and was unlucky not to carry his team to the final. He is agile and commanding and we hope to improve upon his already stellar 33% shutout rate last season”, said Neil Sillett, Technical Director of the Puerto Rico Football Club.

Oliver was a major success at Ottawa, and is another recruit who has Championship winning experience. He also brings several qualities, including being a great goal scorer as evidenced by his being the leading scorer for Ottawa in 2014. He is an exciting player with an incredible work ethic that we hope is contagious here at Puerto Rico Football Club”, added Sillett
David came to the attention of the PRFC Technical staff with anexcellent display against NYC in the NASL semi-finals last season. He had joined Fort Lauderdale last summer and kept a 33% shutout ratio in 12 starts. David is a graduate of soccer power Akron University who gained rave reviews for his agility & ability while there. His displays resulted in him being selectedas the 3rd pick in the 2013 MLS supplemental draft and he signed for Portland Timbers. It was there that he gained vital experience with the Timbers U23 Team.

Oliver Minatel is another player who brings Championship experience to Puerto Rico FC. Oliver was a big part of the Ottawa Fury team that stormed to the Fall Season NASL Title in 2015. After being spotted at one of Brazil’s largest youth tournaments by PSV, he spent a year in the Dutch teams Academy. Following a brief spell back in Brazil with Velo Cube,Oliver became an instant success in the NASL as he wasOttawa’s top scorer in 2014.  A player with a great work ethic and a top goalscoring record he adds real quality and competitiveness to the PRFC team.

“We are pleased to announce the signing of two young players who already have great pro experience, and bring with them that winning attitude that we are looking for.  David is an athletic goalkeeper, and Oliver is an exciting attacking player, and we think our fans will really love watching both in action for PRFC beginning with our first game on July 2nd,” said Tom Payne, President of Puerto Rico Football Club. 

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Tom Payne President of the Puerto Rico Football Club announced today that Jack Stefanowski and Marco Velez will join Head Coach Adrian Whitbread’s coaching staff for this upcoming inaugural season.
Jack is a Physical Therapy graduate of New York University, and has a long history with the island of Puerto Rico. He has been an assistant and head coach at three clubs in Puerto Rico while building his coaching resume. He is UEFA certified and highly respected as a Goalkeeping coach as well. In 2013 Jack became the Head Coach of the Nepal National team and enjoyed a successful spell there. Fluent in Spanish, he is a welcome addition to the PRFC Technical team.
Marco is a name synonymous with Puerto Rico soccer, having been the first Puerto Rican to play in Major League Soccer. He was instrumental in the Islanders becoming USF & CFU Champions, while also playing 14 times for the Puerto Rican National Team. Most recently, he has been coaching at Bayamon FC. His vast knowledge of players on the island will be an invaluable asset to the Technical Team in its mission to develop talent here in Puerto Rico. 

“We are very happy to add Jack and Marco to our PRFC coaching staff.  Both bring with them vast experience in pro soccer, specifically in Puerto Rico.  We look forward to them each making a significant contribution to our first ever team, as we begin play this summer,” said Puerto Rico Football Club President, Tom Payne.

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