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Heat Soccer Club Prepares for Opening Game

Heat Soccer Club Prepares for Opening Game
Heat Soccer Club Prepares for Opening Game

Week Filled With Events to Initiate 2011 Regular Season, Including Former Guinness World Record Holder

LAREDO, Texas (Saturday, April 30, 2011): It has been a long time coming but the Laredo Heat Soccer Club is set to start their 2011 Premier Development League (PDL) Regular Season. After two months of training and five pre-season games, including one just last week versus the Major League Soccer 2010 Western Division Champions FC Dallas Reserve Squad in Frisco, Texas, the Heat will be hosting the expansion Rio Grande Valley Grandes on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Texas A&M International Soccer Complex. The excitement of a new season of Heat soccer will kick-off at 8:00 PM.

 

The Heat have an exciting and fun filled week set up for the opening match at home with Former Guinness World Record Holder Beto Dominator not only performing his amazing skills during the halftime of the Heat and Grandes match but he will also be visiting several sponsor locations and Laredo schools to promote the match starting on Tuesday.

 

The highlight of Beto Dominator’s visit will happen on Wednesday evening, May 4th at Hal’s Landing (located next to the Laredo Energy Arena). From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Beto will be showcasing his ball domination and taking on challengers from Laredo for fantastic prizes including a brand new 120G Sony Playstation 3. Interested individuals wanting to take on Beto must purchase two general admission tickets to Friday’s game in order to compete for the prizes. The event at Hal’s Landing is being sponsored by the Laredo Heat Soccer Club and long time supporter L&F Distributors.

 

“I know the coaching staff and players are prepared to get their season going but I want our fans to start getting fired up as well to bring in 2011 in style for them since we are well aware that the more fans we have in the stands, the more adrenaline that flows and the better product we will have on the field. At the end of the day, we need the fan support”, said Heat Owner and President Shashi Vaswani.

 

“Having Beto Dominator for the days leading up to our match versus the Grandes should get fans in the soccer mood and then after that, our players will showcase their talents versus a quality opponent.”

 

Vaswani concluded, “The students and people that get the opportunity to see Beto this week perform will be thrilled and astonished by what one person can do with a soccer ball and I certainly hope that he can reach as many people as possible. I personally invite everyone to the open event at Hal’s to check him out”.

 

Start of the 2011 PDL Regular Season

 

The Heat opens up the 2011 PDL Regular Season at home versus the expansion Rio Grande Valley Grandes on Friday, May 6th. After the season opener, the Heat will once again be at home the following weekend for back to back games versus the West Texas United (Midland) Sockers on Friday, May 13thand the Chivas El Paso Patriots on Saturday, May 14th. The West Texas United and Chivas El Paso games will both be Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Matches for the Gateway City club. Kick-off is set for 8:00 PM for all Heat home games at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex. Once again this season, in cooperation with the Chick-Fil-A Mall del Norte location, if the Heat scores three or more goals during a game, every person that purchases a ticket to the match will be given a voucher for a free regular Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich (Mall del Norte location only).

 

About the PDL

 

The top U23 men’s league in North America, the PDL provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. The USL Premier Development League has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.

 

United Soccer Leagues


Celebrating its 25th anniversary, United Soccer Leagues has become the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America by building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans and investors. Now in its third decade of operation, USL continues to be a driving force in the growth of soccer in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level (USL Super Y-League/USL Super-20 League), continuing through the amateur level (USL Premier Development League/USL W-League) and up to the professional level, both outdoor and indoor (USL PRO, I-League). A platform for countless players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to developing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region.