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Laredo to Face RGV in Final Regular Season Home Game

Laredo to Face RGV in Final Regular Season Home Game

Monday July 11, 2011 - Laredo to Face RGV in Final Regular Season Home Game

Laredo to Face RGV in Final Regular Season Home Game

Heat On the Road for Last Three Games of the Season


Laredo, Texas (Monday, July 11, 2011): The Laredo Heat Soccer Club (8 – 3 – 1, 25 points, 12 games played) will face South Texas rival RGV Grandes FC (3 – 9 – 2, 11 points, 14 games played) on Tuesday, July 12th at the TAMIU Soccer Complex. Kick-off is set for 8:00 P.M.


The Grandes are coming off two losses in Midland and El Paso over the weekend and has only two games remaining in the 2011 Premier Development League (PDL) season, both versus the Heat.


Laredo is currently sitting in second place in the Mid-South Division of the PDL’s Southern Conference behind the Chivas El Paso Patriots (10 – 3 – 2, 32 points, 15 games played).


At this juncture of the season, Laredo, with three games in-hand over El Paso, has their playoff and division title hopes in their hands with four games left in the season. After Tuesday, the Heat will head to Edinburgh over the weekend and then head to West Texas to take on the Sockers in Midland and Chivas El Paso Patriots in the Sun City the following week.


“We are sitting just where we want to be, in control of our destiny, in the last quarter of the regular season”, said Heat Head Coach Israel Collazo.


“Though we have had our share of injuries up to this point, we should start getting everyone back at full strength for these final four games; however, the players are the ones that need to decide to make it happen and make all their preparation and hard work pay off. They know they cannot take anyone in our division, regardless of their record, lightly”.


Collazo concluded, “First things first, our concern right now are the RGV Grandes FC on Tuesday here at home because a loss or tie could really cause serious issues as we try to finish our season and complete our goal of a division title”.


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




Ticket Information and Chick-Fil-A Promotion


Tickets to Tuesday’s game versus the RGV Grandes FC are $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 12 and under in the general admission area. VIP admission is $20.00 for both adults and children over two years old.


If the Heat scores three or more goals at any of their home regular season games, all fans that purchase a ticket will receive a coupon for a free regular Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich courtesy of the Mall del Norte Chick-Fil-A location. Coupon for the free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich is only redeemable at the Chick-Fil-A Mall de Norte location.


Predict the Heat Contest


Heat Fans do not forget to enter for a chance to win $1,000.00 in the Predict the Heat Contest. Check out the contest rules on the Heat’s Official Website,www.laredoheatsc.com , it’s really easy and good luck.


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.