U23 Notes & Quotes: 5.11.2012 vs. Ft. Lauderdale Schulz Academy
Quick hits and quotes from Head Coach Joe Avallone ahead of tonight's PDL matchGet ready for Friday’s rematch with Ft. Lauderdale with this week’s edition of Notes & Quotes.
-The rematch between the U23s and Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy will be held at the Seminole Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. this Friday, May 11.
-Admission is $5 for kids 16 and under, $10 for ages 17 and up. Tickets are available at the entrance of SSC and can be bought an hour before the match begins at 6
-The U23s are tied for second in the Southeast Division, behind the Ocala Stampede. The Stampede defeated the VSI Tampa Flames 4-0 in their season opener.
-Four other teams in the Southeast Division, including: IMG Bradenton Academics, Mississippi Brilla, FC Jax Destroyers and the Panama City Beach Pirates open their seasons this weekend.
-To catch more behind the scenes news on the U23s, follow the Twitter feed @OrlandoCityU23s. On game day, follow @OCMatchDayLive for all the up-to-the-minute scores and stats on every U23s match.
“It was great to get everyone in Orlando and have them in training. We’re trying to focus on our players’ fitness levels and getting them into our system.” – Head Coach Joe Avallone said on having a full week of training with the team.
“We didn’t really know about Fort Lauderdale when we played last week. The beginnings of every season are always interesting.” –Avallone on Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy and playing them a second time in a row.
“We’re going to have 20 or 30 percent new players this week and we’ll be working them into the system the best that we can.” – Avallone on new players arriving this week.
“I expect more. I expect more out of every single player on our team. We created enough chances to win the game last week and I expect to be competitive on Friday. I want to win. “ – Avallone on Friday.