L.A. Wolves FC Make Final Preparations for 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Round Two
L.A. Wolves Return to Play Inland Empire FC after Oct. 23 game was Postponed because of Lightning Strikes
By: OC Soccer Foundation
The L.A. Wolves FC are heading back out to the Inland Empire. This time with clear weather forecast.
L.A. Wolves will play Jurupa Valley (Calif.)'s Inland Empire FC at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th at Jurupa Regional Sports Complex 9249 Crestmore Rd., Jurupa Valley, Ca. 92509 in the final game of Qualifying Round 2 for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament.
The club's first try at Inland Empire FC, on Sunday, Oct. 23, was postponed by a lightning storm.
L.A. Wolves President/GM Yan Skwara said, "We are excited to finally get to this match as the the lighting delay a few weeks back postponed our game but the boys are ready and eager to play. Putting ourselves in a position to be in the third round of Qualifying in March is where we want to be. The U.S Open Cup is an exciting tournament to be a part of and we want to make the most of the tourny in a few ways. We expect a feisty opponent in Inland Empire FC and it's going to be our job to match up and execute. We never underestimate our opponent so we are hitting the road ready to battle and shoot for the win."
The L.A. Wolves are riding a fine run of form coming into Sunday's game, winners of four consecutive games across all competitions, including an 11-0 victory over Newhall FC in an Admiral Cup tournament game on Sunday, Nov. 6
Paolo Cardozo is the man in the middle of everything for L.A. Wolves, partnering with midfielders Duncan Capriotti, Sori Keita, Joel Ampofo and Henry Escobar. The midfield tandem have all developed a great connection on the field with one another and look to exploit that connection on Sunday night.
The current UPSL Western Division leaders started the tournament with a 4-1 victory over Bellflower (Calif.) Real Sociedad on Sept. 17 to kick off the U.S Open Cup Qualifying process.
L.A. Wolves Sporting Director, Michael Collins said "The team is in great form as the boys have played together now as a unit for close to a year plus and that's really starting to show. We have also signed some very nice players recently to beef up and complement our squad so we are excited to play."
The club hopes to join fellow United Premier Soccer League clubs Chula Vista FC, La Maquina, Moreno Valley FC and Outbreak SC in the next round of qualifying for the U.S. Open Cup, scheduled for March of 2017.
Inland Empire FC defeated Avalanche FC, 3-2, in its Round 1 qualifier on Sept. 17.
The Golden Eagles, a UPSL Southeast Division side making its first attempt to qualify for the Open Cup, is led by Ramon Felix and Bennett Sperber.
L.A. Wolves FC
L.A. Wolves FC are an American Soccer club based in Los Angeles, California. We are named after the Los Angeles Wolves, who played in the United Soccer Association in 1967 and the North American Soccer League in 1968.
L.A. Wolves FC are a charter member for the UPSL (United Premier Soccer League) and compete in the Western Division. The club also manages a reserve squad and oversees L.A. Wolves FC Youth Soccer Program.
In addition, L.A. Wolves FC participates in the qualifying round for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).