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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tournament Alert: 2nd Annual Copa Rayados Internacional

CF Monterrey Rayados
Tri-Campeones de CONCACAF
invites you to the:
November 26-30
San Antonio TX      Boys U10-19 : Girls U10-14
Make your plans for next yr's programming.  Registration is open.  60-80 international teams.  150+ teams from across the USA - California to Texas to Florida! 
Compete with top International pro academies & youth teams
All age groups will have international teams 
and Girls International divisions for 2014

  99 Santos Laguna win 2013 U15 Copa Rayados 
About last year's 
2013 Copa Rayados Internacional
  • 2013 CHAMPIONS - Click Here 
  • 160 teams with 40 international (1-El Salvador, 1-Nigeria, the rest from Mexico) (from U10-19)
  • Of the 160 teams - 125 teams played at least 1 international match.
  • Every game went to Pks if tied as teams needed to win to advance or drop to a lower division and continue.  Added to the competitiveness for each match
  • Of the 300 matches about 40 matches went to pks 
  • 20 players identified by pro scouts
Consider the 2014 Copa Rayados Internacional for next year's programming.  Registration is currently open at: 
 If you have any questions, feel free to contact me 
Scott Spencer
CF Monterrey Rayados 

CF Monterrey Rayados Academy (Fuerzas Basicas)
#1 ranked youth academy in Mexico
past U13 National Champions
past U15 National Finalists
past U20 National Champions
12 players on the pro team developed from the Academy  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Local Interview: Terminus Legion founder Matt Stigall

Terminus Legion founder Matt Stigall wants to prove soccer skeptics wrong 

'I see ... absolute total passion and chaos for 90-plus minutes'

BALL BOY: Matt Stigall and soccer fans have spent four years building grassroots fan base in Atlanta.
BALL BOY: Matt Stigall and soccer fans have spent four years building grassroots fan base in Atlanta.
As CL went to press, city and sports officials were expected to announce that Atlanta's first Major League Soccer team would start playing in the proposed Atlanta Falcons stadium come 2017. Arthur Blank has pushed for years to bring a team here. Fans have also worked to show soccer bigwigs there's support in metro Atlanta. Matt Stigall, a local soccer fan, Georgia Tech alum, and marketing analyst has helped lead that grassroots effort for the past four years. What began as ATL Wants MLS morphed in January into Terminus Legion, a fast-growing 250-member fan club. Stigall recently spoke with CL about the group's efforts.
In 2011, I went to the MLS exhibition game — I think it was Columbus Crew, New England Revolution, and Houston Dynamo. I wondered who was doing the petition to bring an MLS team to Atlanta. There wasn't anyone. I figured that I'll start it myself. The whole goal has been bringing together the most passionate fans. After three years of that, meeting people, doing social media, I met the core group of fans.
It's been four years of a labor of love. I found the most passionate fans. We came up with the name, structure. We're going through the process of becoming a nonprofit organization. We have a board and a steering committee. We are built right now to grow. This isn't going away. In order for us to have that success, we need to have that structure. It will pay for merchandise, tailgates.
There are a lot of data points that say the team will fail. But there are also data points that say it'll succeed. The truth is we don't know yet. Whether it's going to be hundreds or thousands of us in the stands, we're going to put in the work so the support on the first game is passionate. We have three years to build it. It's frustrating to see negativity, but all we can do is prove them wrong. Go to the nightly leagues at Silverbacks Park. Go watch the kids' leagues. Join the American Outlaws at Brewhouse during a U.S. soccer game or Liverpool and Tottenham fans at their respective bars. Bars fill during any soccer event. There are a lot of soccer fans here. There has not been until this point an entity to bring them all together. That's why Terminus Legion exists.
I see flags. I see two-pole banners, everyone on their feet jumping around, original chants, and absolute total passion and chaos for 90-plus minutes. We're almost to the point where even if you aren't quite a soccer fan yet, you look and you see thousands of us going crazy and you're hooked immediately. That's what I envision.

Soccer Camps: Pope Greyhounds

Online Registration is now open. There is a $5.00 fee added for online registration, the company that collects and deposits the credit card fees also charges an additional fee. Online registration ends up costing about 110.00 or 185.00 depending on which camp you participate in. To avoid the extra fees you may print the brochure and register by mail.

Click Here To Register Now

Pope Greyhounds Summer

Youth Soccer Camps:

June 16-20 2014


Morning (9:00-12:00) session is for students entering grades K-5.
Evening (6:00-8:30) session is for students entering grades 6-9.

Camp Focus: This soccer camp focuses on improving players through fun, dedicated games and activities. Players will be actively engaged the entire time they are attending the camp. All camps are for boys and girls. Players will be grouped by age and ability. *Each child must bring appropriate shoes for the field and for the gym, a water bottle with his/her name on it, and an appropriately sized ball.

The youth camps the past four years have been fantastic and we are looking to build on that success. For a daily schedule and more details please download the brochure.

There will be room for 50 participants in each session so register early to ensure your spot.
At this time we still have openings, please spread the word!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Silverbacks Home Opener on Sat...get tickets

Don't Miss the Silverbacks Home Opener This Saturday!
It’s that time again! Atlanta Silverbacks FC, Georgia’s only professional soccer team, kicks off its 2014 North American Soccer League (NASL) season against the San Antonio Scorpions thisSaturday at 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.
Saturday’s home opener will be the team’s first game at Atlanta Silverbacks Park since hosting NASL Soccer Bowl 2013, the league’s championship game, in front of a record crowd of 7,211 fans last November.
Come out and support your local professional team this weekend! Georgia Soccer members receive a discount by using the promo code GSSA with their purchase! Tickets can be purchased online HERE or by phone at 404-969-4900.
Purchase your tickets now and be a part of another great Silverbacks season!