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Laredo Set to Face Central Florida in Jackson, MS

Laredo Set to Face Central Florida in Jackson, MS

Thursday 28, 2011 - Laredo Set to Face Central Florida in Jackson, MS

Heat, Kraze Open Southern Conference Championship Tournament on Friday


Jackson, MS (Thursday, July 28, 2011): The two teams that open the Premier Development League’s (PDL) Southern Conference Championship in Jackson, MS, the Laredo Heat Soccer Club (11 – 3 – 2, 35 points) and the Central Florida (Orlando) Kraze (11 – 3 – 2, 35 points), are very familiar with each other when it comes to meeting in the playoffs.


Laredo and Central Florida have played versus each other over the years, both in Orlando and the Gateway City plus both teams have PDL Championship titles to their name with the Kraze winning it all in 2004 and the Heat in 2007.


Kick-off on Friday, July 29th is set for 5:00 PM at Harper Davis Field on the campus of Millsaps College.


Later that day, the host Mississippi Brilla (12 – 2 – 2, 38 points) will face the Chivas El Paso Patriots (10 – 3 – 3, 33 points).


The PDL’s Conference Championships, four of them around the country over the weekend, are set as a single elimination tournament with the winners of the opening matches meeting either on Saturday or Sunday for the conference title and losers will see their season come to an end. The Southern Conference Championship match is set for Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 PM.


The conference champions will then look forward to the PDL’s Final Four Championship the following weekend (location TBD).


Laredo is coming to Jackson, MS this weekend with three consecutive Mid-South Division Championships (2009, 2010 and 2011); however, they are definitely hoping that the third time is truly the charm since in 2009 and 2010, opening playoff losses to Bradenton in 2009 and Baton Rouge in 2010 have sent the Heat home early after very successful regular seasons.







Live Stream


The Laredo Heat SC versus the Central Florida Kraze match on Friday, July 29th will be available to supporters of both clubs via a Live Stream from Jackson; MS. Fans can follow the game via http://school27584.ihigh.com . The Live Stream is being sponsored by the Laredo Heat’s Host Hotel and long time partner, the La Quinta Inn and Suites – Laredo Airport.


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


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.