San Diego NPSL Soccer News: SD Flash Starts Off the Season Prepared
|Clent Alexander, CEO of SD Flash with Coach Warren Barton and his son last season after the team shutout Santa Ana Winds 2-0
Soccer in San Diego is growing a strong fan base with local teams playing great soccer weekend after weekend.
The San Diego Flash Soccer Club is embracing Youth Soccer Clubs across the County with the announcement of The 1st Annual Flash Junior March at their upcoming home game against local team SD Boca on Saturday April 14 – 5pm Kick-Off (similar to when Countries march across the Stadium during the Opening of the Olympic Games). This showcase of Americas largest youth market is just one of the ongoing grassroots projects of the rapidly growing San Diego Flash Youth Soccer Club Network.
SD Flash will begin their quest to improve on their inaugural season this Saturday, as the 2011 Southwest Division Champions they take on Division foe FC Hasental.
The Club hopes to come away with three points and early season momentum in what is shaping up to be an exciting second season for Head Coach Warren Barton and his players.
“We have nearly the entire team from last year returning and we’ve brought on a few new players to bolster the roster. We believe this group will take us one step further than last year’s inaugural title push.
“The US Open Cup loss gave us a bit of a wake-up call before the start of the NPSL season. However, the players have responded in terrific fashion on the training field. This should flow on to game day this weekend.” Barton said.
In what will be a historic step forward in fostering a real soccer ‘community’ in San Diego, every youth soccer club is encouraged to attend the March, gain extra exposure for their teams and have their players share the field with the 2011 NPSL Southwest Division Champion San Diego Flash. The youth players and their parents are invited to attend for free.
Flash Soccer CEO Clent Alexander said "This event is about celebrating local soccer and giving young players the opportunity to interact with those that play at the highest levels of the sport here in San Diego. Sometimes there is a disconnect from the ranks of junior to senior soccer and anything we can do to bridge that gap is a step in the right direction for the sport.
“Small gestures such as this will provide stronger links and pathways for youth players to maintain their passion for playing the sport of soccer for the future. You never know, the next Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Ronaldo or Messi might be playing right here in San Diego!” Alexander said.
Small sided games will also take place during half time providing a showcase of our junior talent. For more information on this event and how clubs can get involved please contact Info@SanDiegoFlashSoccer.com
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The SD Flash Soccer Club is a Professional Men's Outdoor Soccer Club based in San Diego, California; that plays in the National Premier Soccer League. The team is formed from talented, local players and will provide quality entertainment at games in a Fun, Family-Friendly atmosphere. The SD Flash Soccer Club
is owned and operated by San Diego Soccer Partners, Inc.
The National Premier Soccer League is a United States soccer league recognized by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and FIFA. The league is officially affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and teams can qualify for the U.S. Open Cup. As of 2011, the NPSL consists of 38 teams nationwide.