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Third Place New Orleans Visiting Laredo

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Thursday, June 30 2011 - Third Place New Orleans Visiting Laredo

Heat Prepared to Face Jesters


Laredo, Texas (Thursday, June 30, 2011): With five games remaining in the Premier Development League (PDL) regular season for the Laredo Heat (8 – 3 – 0, 24 points), the time to finish strong is here.


The New Orleans Jesters (6 – 4 – 0, 18 points), who are currently sitting in third place behind the Heat, will be visiting the Gateway City on Friday, July 1, 2011 to battle the hometown team at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex.


This critical PDL Mid-South Division contest is set to kick-off at 8:00 PM.


Both New Orleans and Laredo are looking up in the division standings to current leader Chivas El Paso Patriots (8 – 3 – 2, 26 points) and a win on Friday for either team will go a long way to determine playoff positioning in the Mid-South Division of the Southern Conference.


New Orleans is coming to Laredo off a tough loss on the road on Wednesday, June 29th in Baton Rouge. The Jesters dropped a 1 – 0 contest to the Capitals at Christian Life Academy Stadium in the Louisiana Capital.


This is the only visit to Laredo by New Orleans this season. The team is led by longtime Head Coach Kenny Farrell and earlier this season in May, both of these teams hooked up in New Orleans with the Heat taking the contest by a score of 3 – 1 at Pan American Stadium.


Heat Head Coach Israel Collazo is aware that his team cannot expect a walk in the park versus New Orleans simply because of the outcome in New Orleans in May, “Myself and the team are fully aware that when we played the Jesters earlier this season, they were just starting off and only had a few games under their belt as a team but I have personally noticed that they have strung together a few wins and are now within striking distance of both El Paso and us”, mentioned Collazo.


For game updates, fans can follow the Heat on both Twitter (@LaredoHeatSC) and Facebook (Laredo Heat SC).


Next Home Game – Atlante FC (Mexico First Division) vs. Laredo Heat SC


The Laredo Heat organization would like to remind everyone of the International Friendly Match scheduled for next Thursday, July 7th at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex versus Club de Futbol Atlante FC from the Mexican First Division. Atlante players scheduled to visit Laredo include “Kikin” Fonseca, Christian “El Hobbit” Bermudez and Moises Muñoz. Flamboyant and charismatic Head Coach Miguel “Piojo” Herrera will be directing the team in Laredo.


Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 P.M.


Ticket pricing for this event is as follows:


-          Adult General Admission: $15.00

-          Children General Admission: $5.00

-          VIP Admission: $25.00 (adult and children)


Tickets are now on sale at the Laredo Heat Office located at 7220 Bob Bullock Loop (third floor of the brown building), next to the La Quinta Inn and Suites and Palenque Grill.


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.