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Pro Soccer News: Fox Soccer Channel to cover SD Flash Soccer Club of San Diego US Open Cup Qualification Match
Check out San Diego's newest pro soccer club this weekend on Fox Soccer Channel as they face 2010 Defending NPSL Champions Sacramento Gold.
SD Flash vs 2010 Defending NPSL Champions Sacramento Gold brings real headline soccer news to San Diego and Fox Soccer Channel will be there to cover the action. San Diego soccer gets on the map!
In their first season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the SD Flash Soccer Club have successfully defeated all their soccer games and are undefeated in six matches. SD Flash is currently atop the Western Confrence of the NPSL with Hollywood United The one loss for Hollywood United came vs the SD Flash in week 2 of the season (SD Flash 3 - Hollywood United 1). This Sunday, May 15, 2011, the SD Flash will host Sacramento Gold in a pivitol match to determine which team qualifies for the prestigious Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The soccer club with the best record through seven games of the season, qualifies for the one U.S. Open Cup spot alloted to the NPSL West Division. Although the SD Flash won over United already, they must still win or draw this weekend to qualify. Through their seven matches, United sits with 18 points and now must hope for a loss by the SD Flash to advance via goal differential tiebreaker (United +26 vs Flash +14).
To make this even more challenging, the SD Flash must get by the 2010 Defending NPSL Champions Sacramento Gold; to earn the qualification spot. The Sacramento Gold have had a decent campaign this year with a 2 - 1 - 1 record. However, this weekend's soccer match will be tough for them. In order for them to catch up to their 7 match total, they travel to Southern California to play back-to-back matches against... Hollywood United on Saturday and then SD Flash on Sunday.
Fox Soccer Channel (FSC) is intrigued enough by the scenario that they are sending a TV crew to cover the match in San Diego. Host Keith Costigan is slated to be the reporter for the match. FSC will show coverage of the match the following week on 'Fox Soccer Report' (which airs 4 times a week) and during 'Fox Super Sunday Plus' (the 2 hr live highlight show). This week is special because it is during the final weekend of the English Premier League and typically millions of people will be watching.
SD Flash vs Sacramento Gold - 3pm Sunday May 15, 2011 in San Diego.
CEO of SD Flash Soccer Club, Clent Alexander stated, "This is a huge opportunity for our Club, the Sacramento Gold and the National Premier Soccer League to be in front of tens of millions of soccer fans around the world. Through the hard work of everyone in our organization and support of our investors, is how we find ourselves in this unique position. I believe we will represent San Diego and the NPSL well. We thank FSC for their interest in covering this match."
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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.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup dates back to 1914. It is the oldest cup competition in United States soccer and is among the oldest in the world. Open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the United States, the annual US Open Cup is entering it’s 98th tournament in 2011.