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Laredo Hosting New Orleans Twice This Week

Laredo Hosting New Orleans Twice This Week

Heat Looking to Stay on Top of Mid-South Division

Laredo, TX (Tuesday, July 3, 2012): The Laredo Heat Soccer Club (7 – 3 – 2, 23 points) are currently tied for the Premier Development League’s Mid-South Division lead with the Austin Aztex (7 – 4 – 2, 23 points) with a game in-hand and this week, the New Orleans Jesters (2 – 5 – 6, 12 points), already out of playoff contention, come into the Gateway City with hopes of playing spoilers.

 Kick-off for both encounters versus New Orleans is set for 8:00 PM at the TAMIU Soccer Complex on Wednesday, July 4th and on Friday, July 6, 2012.

 For the Laredo Heat, the division title and playoffs are in their hands, in other words, they control their destiny.

 “We are in a very unique situation right now and I like our chances; however, this New Orleans team coming into town is no pushover as we found out just ten days ago when we played them in their home field and after going up on them 3 – 1, they came roaring back with two late second half goals and tied us 3 – 3. That was disappointing”, said Heat General Manager J.J. Vela.

 “Our players and coaching staff know how New Orleans plays and if they are not careful, any hope we have to win the division and make the playoffs and possibly even hosting the first round conference tournament goes out the window. Our expectations are high every year and this season is no different, especially at this juncture of the season”.

 Vela concluded, “By the time the weekend rolls around, we should have a better idea of where we stand within the Mid-South Division before finishing the regular season on the road in Midland and El Paso. Our window of opportunity can close very quickly and hopefully all will end well for us these last four games”.

 Current Mid-South Division Standings

Austin Aztex (7 – 4 – 2, 23 points)

Laredo Heat (7 – 3 – 2, 23 points)

El Paso Patriots (5 – 5 – 2, 17 points)

Texas Dutch Lions (4 – 7 – 2, 14 points)

West Texas (Midland) Sockers (2 – 3 – 6, 12 points)

New Orleans Jesters (2 – 5 – 6, 12 points)

Heat Celebrating FREEdom

The Laredo Heat has planned a great 4th of July celebration for their match versus New Orleans and has planned to celebrate the Unites States 236thBirthday with its wonderful fans by offering FREE general admission entry to everyone, FREE hot dogs and FREE Marble Slab Ice Cream (courtesy of Marble Slab Mall del Norte to the first 400 fans).

 The Heat will also have a fun Kids Zone set up behind the general admission area and will be giving away a free mobile phone with one month service courtesy of its Title Sponsor Cricket Wireless, a free home jersey and a signed Chucho Ramirez (famed Mexican World Cup Championship Coach) Heat soccer ball all via its text club service.


 About the PDL


The top developmental men’s league in North American, the PDL features 73 teams in 2012 within four conferences across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The PDL season consists of 16 regular season matches for each team, eight home and eight away, and 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 PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.

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.