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PRFC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST EVER OPEN TRYOUT SESSIONS ON THE ISLAND OF PUERTO RICO – ANNOUNCE FIRST PLAYER SIGNED FROM FLORIDA TRYOUT
The Puerto Rico Football Club announced t
hat it will host its first ever open tryout sessions on the Island of Puerto Rico in preparation for the 2016 NASL Fall Season. The tryouts in Puerto Rico will take place on April 23rdand 24th starting at at the home of PRFC, Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Head Coach Adrian Whitbread, Technical Director Neil Sillett, and other team staff will be on hand to assess all tryout players. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. The registration fee to participate in this tryout is $75, and all players must be 18 years of age to participate. To reserve your place, visit puertoricofc.com
and register now.
All the tryout information can be found at puertoricofc.com and includes general information, and the registration and waiver forms. Players are considered fully registered when they complete the registration form and make the fee payment. Players should also download the waiver form, complete it, and bring it to the first day of the tryout. Players should send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRFC is also pleased to announce the signing of Brian Bement, a 22 year old player who recently completed his college career at Loyola University of Chicago. His story is an amazing one as he paid his way down to the PRFC tryout in Bradenton earlier this month, and now is a professional soccer player!
A goal scoring striker during his college days, he emerged very quickly in the tryout as a central midfield player who has stamina, speed and a true understanding of the game, which should lead to his having a long professional career. Brian is proof that the tryouts work as he is the first tryout player to be signed to a full playing contract for PRFC's inaugural season.
“It is exciting for the PRFC staff to see quality players like Brian at our tryouts. Brian stood out in the Florida tryout, and then excelled during our invite only combine with a senior group of pro players. Through his hard work and determination, and his obvious abilities as a player, Brian has earned a contract with Puerto Rico Football Club. We look forward to seeing some very good players at our Puerto Rico tryout as well.” said Adrian Whitbread, PRFC Head Coach.
PRFC season tickets are on sale to the public now. Visit puertoricofc.com, or ticketpop.com for more information on available seats and all the great season ticket holder benefits.
CRISTIANO DIAS AND TYLER RUDY JOIN THE PUERTO RICO FOOTBALL CLUB
San Juan, PR, March 30, 2016– Tom Payne, President of the Puerto Rico Football Club proudly announced today that defender Cristiano Dias and midfielder Tyler Rudy will join the Puerto Rico Football Club for this upcoming inaugural season.
Head Coach Adrian Whitbread commented “We couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have added Cristiano Dias and Tyler Rudy to the PRFC team. Cristiano is a proven winner and veteran of the NASL and Tyler is a big time prospect who will contribute right away, while really starting his professional career, which we expect to be a long and successful one.”
Cristiano Brings a wealth of NASL League experience to the Puerto Rico Football Club, with over 200 games played, which includes two league championships. Dias is a 6’3” elegant defender who was part of some of the stingiest NASL defenses in Minnesota, while starting nearly every game over five seasons there. Often nicknamed Kaka due to his similar looks, Cris is the 4th Brazilian born player to join the roster and brings great credibility, steady defending, and a veteran presence to the PRFC backline.
Tyler joins the Puerto Rico Football Club from MLS side New England Revolution. He attended soccer power Georgetown University from 2011 to 2014 before joining the Revs. As a senior captain, he was an All Big East performer, where he was spotted by the MLS outfit. Tyler has a wide range of passing ability and can start the transition game with his excellent passing accuracy. He already has professional experience with the Rochester Rhinos and has long been on the radar of the PRFC technical staff. He is expected to be a key contributor in 2016.
“We hope that our fans are recognizing that we are building a really good team here with players representing many countries. Our goal is to have a team that all of Puerto Rico can be really proud of”, said Tom Payne, President of PRFC.
PRFC WRAPS UP FIRST EVER TRYOUTS AND PRO COMBINE
San Juan, PR, March 23, 2016– The Puerto Rico Football Clubtechnical staff concluded a very successful and busy ten-day trip to the US that included near-sellout tryouts in Florida and California, and an invite only player combine, also in Florida.
The trip began with the Florida tryouts, which took place on March 12th and 13th. “We were really pleased and a little surprised at the quality of player that came to our first ever tryout in Bradenton, FL. In fact, we selected several players to join our pro player combine which also took place at the IMG Academy. It is very possible that we will also ask a couple of others from both tryouts to join us for a trial period in Puerto Rico.” Said Tom Payne, President of Puerto Rico Football Club.
Selected from the FL tryout to participate in the PRFC Pro Combine in Florida were Tanner Sica, a 6ft left back and captain at Long Island University, Brian Bement. a central midfielder from Chicago who played at and graduated from Loyola University, Anderson Pinto a 6ft midfielder from London who has played in Portugal, and Evan Greenbaum, a defender, who played at Rollins College in Central Florida. Also selected were goalkeepers Andy Ramos, who has played a full international for Cuba before having a spell at FC Edmonton, and Ryan Coulter from Ireland who went to East Tennessee University.
The invite-only player combine began on Monday, March 14thwith approximately 30 players in total and raised the level of play significantly from the tryout. Payne added: "The tryout players selected have done very well in the invite only camp as well, even with the combine players being at a higher standard and including many professional players who are looking for their next team. We couldn't be any more happy with both events, and we thank all the players for their commitment and for the time they took out of their schedules to join us for all day sessions with our coaching staff.”
The PRFC technical staff moved on to California for the tryouts in Santa Monica, which took place on March 19th and 20th under perfect blue skies. Head Coach Adrian Whitbread commented “Again, the quality of player was good and several players caught the eye of the coaching staff. We will be discussing these and all players over the next week and will make decisions on which players we want to invite to trial in Puerto Rico, and which, if any, we want to offer a contract to right away.”
PRFC would like to thank the IMG Academy in Bradenton for hosting us and for their excellent support of our events, the Autobahn Soccer Club for hosting us in California, and alsoKwik Goal, for their partnership, and for providing training equipment for the tryouts and combine, and for our first season in the NASL.
The club will announce very soon the dates and registration information for their first-ever tryouts to be held in Puerto Rico. “We have already received strong interest from all over Puerto Rico, as well as the entire Caribbean and several countries in South and Central America. We look forward to announcing our tryouts at home in Puerto Rico within the next week.” Payne remarked.