Key members of the ownership and management group for the new USL PRO team, Phoenix City FC, that is slated to begin play in the Phoenix area at the start of the 2013 season, met with fans at an informational event hosted by the soccer supporters’ group La Furia Roja on Sunday, July 15 for an open and frank discussion of their plans for the new team. The group discussed their short and long term goals, fielded tough questions from participants, and made some big announcements about the team. If you’d like to find out what happened during the free-wheeling event, “Like” the La Furia Roja 1881/The Red Fury 1881 facebook page (facebook.com/LFR1881) for a summary of the meeting and to get updates about the team.
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You’ve probably heard by now that there are plans underway to bring a USL PRO team to the Valley for the 2013 season. La Furia Roja 1881/The Red Fury 1881, the new supporters’ group in town, is hosting a meeting with some of the principals behind this effort on Sunday, July 15, 2012. If you would like to hear first-hand about the plans to bring USL PRO to Phoenix, visit La Furia Roja’s Facebook page (facebook.com/LFR1881) and “Like” the page. When you accept their friend request they will send you an invitation with the details about the meeting.
I know some of us are a bit skeptical because we’ve heard this type of news before. However, the official USL announcement about the team (http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/641887.html) is a good reason to be cautiously optimistic. The meeting on Sunday will be an excellent opportunity to hear about the ownership group’s (BDR Sports LLC) plans, ask questions, and judge for ourselves. Go visit La Furia Roja on Facebook NOW and sign up!
In case you haven’t heard, the US Men’s National Team will play Venezuela at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday January 21st!! For our American Outlaw members, tickets are already available for the supporters section and can be found on the store page of the American Outlaws website.
Shakespeare’s Pub is a 200+-seat pub and restaurant in the Dana Park Shopping Center that is owned by the same British guys who own Churchill’s Pub & Grill in Chandler. The pub has a large bar with a comfortable seating area in the rear that will be excellent for World Cup match viewing and can accommodate large groups. (more…)
Nine Major League Soccer teams (Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, Kansas City Wizards, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, and Seattle Sounders) will be in the Valley or close-by (Casa Grande) this month for training and friendlies. MLS PHOENIX RISING has scouted out their activities, which have gone completely unreported in the local “news” media. The following is information about matches and training sessions that we were able to confirm. (more…)