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Monterrey Rayados U-20 Playing in Laredo

Monterrey Rayados U-20 Playing in Laredo

Monday, May 16, 2011 - Monterrey Rayados U-20 Playing in Laredo

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LAREDO, Texas (Saturday, May 14, 2011): In an early season surprise for the Heat fans, the Laredo Heat Soccer Club is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the FMF’s (Federacion Mexicana de Futbol) Monterrey Rayados U-20 squad on Thursday, May 19th at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex. Kickoff for this exhibition is also set for 8:00 P.M.


Ticket pricing for this match will not change from the Heat’s regular season and will continue at $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 12 and under for general admission seating.


“We have had a healthy working and professional relationship with the Rayados organization for several years now and a few weeks ago we started discussing the possibility of hosting their Under 20 squad here in Laredo. Due to their regular season schedule, it was difficult to set a date; however, last week, with their season coming to an end and their players still under contract through the end of next week, the possibility of the team coming to play in Laredo became a reality”, mentioned Heat General Manager J.J. Vela.


“On Tuesday of this past week, I got final confirmation from Monterrey; however, since they are a foreign team coming to play in the United States, U.S. Soccer must first grant the hosting club permission for the match and that process takes a couple of days to complete”.


Vela added, “Once we got the go ahead from U.S. Soccer late on Friday afternoon, we began preparing for the game and everything involved in hosting this match-up”.


“We are excited to bring these types of matches to Laredo for both soccer and sports fans to enjoy as one never really knows what future star is being developed and we get to see them in that process. Just a few years ago, we hosted the Chivas de Guadalajara “Reserva Especial” and a little known 17 year old Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, current Manchester United star, played in Laredo”, concluded Vela.


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.

For additional information on the Laredo Heat Soccer Club, please visit our website at www.laredoheatsc.com or call the Heat office at 723 – 4700.