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Wild Weather A Minor Speed Bump For March Of San Diego Flash Towards US Open Cup Qualification
Due to bad weather the second round of the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying has been pushed back 24 hours to the new kick-off time of Sunday 25 March 2012 @12:30pm
Postponement of the 1st round match between San Diego Boca and Phoenix Monsoon had a domino effect on scheduling. The winner of this match being played on Saturday, will now face the Flash at Del Norte High School (16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego, CA 92127 ) the following day.
Flash Head Coach, Warren Barton is confident that his team has prepared properly for the upcoming U.S. Open Cup encounter.
“Our team is looking sharp, fit and the players are starting to gel. The boys are itching to get on the field and make 2012 the most successful year in the club'shistory.”
The Flash will also benefit from a training session under the watchful eye of former England, Manchester City and Newcastle United coach, Derek Fazackerley. This will take place at Hickman Field on Thursday March 22 from 7 - 9pm. Fans are allowed and are encouraged to attend.
“Derek isgoing to come in and put the lads through their paces Thursday evening. His experience might just provide that cutting edge that will see usprogress further in the U.S. Open Cup competition.”
Flash CEO and NPSL Southwest Commissioner Clent Alexander, said "Schedule changes like this are unavoidable because of weather. The last things clubs want at the start of the season is a backlog in games before the league has even begun."
“We have yet to determine the schedule for the Southwest Conference Qualifying Final as both the group games including Boca, the Monsoon and Fullerton Rangers vs.Santa Clarita Storm were postponed.
“We will be notifying clubs, media and most importantly the fans about the Qualifying match when it has been determined which clubs will be playing forone of the highly sought NPSL Southwest berths.” Alexander said.
With the opening games of the 2012 season fast approaching fans are also encouraged to take advantage of purchasing season tickets at a discounted rate. For $40 (A $100 value) Flash supporters will receive 7 Regular Season Matches AND the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Championship Weekend (3 matches) hosted here in San Diego by the San Diego Flash!
See the Flash website for dates and further information:
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