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Heat Announces Schedule for 2009

February 5, 2009

The United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced the 2009 Premier Development League (PDL) Regular Season schedules for all 68 teams competing this upcoming year.


The Laredo Heat will open up the 2009 Regular Season hoping for an unprecedented fourth trip to the USL PDL Championship Game away from home versus the expansion Rio Grande Valley Bravos on Saturday, May 2nd.


Soon after, the Heat will play their first home game of the season versus the defending Mid-South Division Champs, the Austin Aztex on Thursday, May 7th at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex. The Heat will play eight home and eight away games during the 2009 PDL Regular Season.


General Admission Ticket prices for the 2009 PDL Regular Season will be $5.00 and in continuing its tradition of making Heat games family friendly and affordable, kids 12 and under will still continue to get free admission.


“With the new divisional alignment and new member clubs Rio Grande Valley Bravos and West Texas United Sockers from Midland, our Mid-South Division will have a completely new look for the upcoming season”, said Heat General Manager J.J. Vela.


Vela added, “In 2009, we will not play Baton Rouge (LA), the Mississippi Brilla or New Orleans. All three teams have now been relocated to the Southeast Division of the Southern Conference; however, if any of them make the playoffs and we do as well, there is that possibility that old rivalries can be taken up again on the pitch”.


“As we do before we start every season, Coach Collazo and his staff have been given their goals for the season by our owner (Shashi Vaswani) and first things first, let get ourselves in position to make the playoffs and then look forward to making noise in the post-season”, concluded Vela.


Here is the entire 2009 Laredo Heat Soccer Club Regular Season Schedule (all Heat Home Games will be played at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex with all kick-offs slated for 8:30 PM:


May 2009


• Saturday, May 2nd at Rio Grande Valley Bravos #


• Thursday, May 7th versus the Austin Aztex (TAMIU) #


• Friday, May 15th at the West Texas United Sockers #


• Saturday, May 16th at the El Paso Patriots


• Friday, May 22nd versus the Houston Leones (TAMIU) #


• Saturday, May 30th at the Houston Leones


June 2009


• Friday, June 5th versus the El Paso Patriots (TAMIU)


• Saturday, June 13th at the Houston Leones


• Thursday, June 18th versus the DFW Tornados (TAMIU)


• Friday, June 19th versus the Rio Grande Valley Bravos (TAMIU)


• Friday, June 26th versus the Austin Aztex (TAMIU)


• Sunday, June 28th at the Rio Grande Valley Bravos


July 2009


• Friday, July 3rd at the Austin Aztex


• Sunday, July 5th at the DFW Tornados


• Thursday, July 9th versus the Rio Grande Valley Bravos (TAMIU)


• Friday, July 17th versus the West Texas United Sockers (TAMIU)


# denotes Lamar Hunt Open Cup Qualifying Match / Exhibition Game Schedule TBA


For additional information on the Laredo Heat Soccer Club, the United Soccer Leagues and the Premier Development League, please visit our website at www.laredoheatsc.com or call the Heat office at (956) 723 – 4700.