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Austin Slips Past Laredo at House Park

Austin Slips Past Laredo at House Park

Heat Looking to Bounce Back in New Orleans on Sunday

Laredo, TX (Friday, June 22, 2012): A 50/50 challenge between Laredo Heat GK Emmanuel Frias and Austin Aztex phenom Forward Kekuta Manneh in the 14th minute of the match which ended with Manneh being able to win was all that the Capital City team needed to happen in order to beat the Mid-South Division leaders, the Laredo Heat 1 – 0.


The Aztex (5 – 4 – 2, 17 points) preserved their lead for the remainder of the 1st half and then played very defensively and prevented Laredo Heat (6 – 2 – 1, 19 points) from finding the back of the net.


Even with the loss to the Aztex, Laredo remains on top of the division with two games in-hand on both the Aztex and El Paso Patriots (5 – 4 – 2, 17 points) who both share second place in the division.


The Heat pressured the Aztex plenty during the 2nd half but Austin net minder Devin Cook came up huge for his side by denying several Heat shots that could have turned the game in favor of Laredo.


Laredo outshot Austin by a count of 19 to 10 and because of this, Cook had an extraordinary night by having seven total saves.


Laredo is now heading to New Orleans to take on the Jesters on Sunday, June 24th at Pan American Stadium. Kick-off for the match is set for 7:00PM.


The game versus the New Orleans Jesters (2 – 4 – 5, 11 points) is crucial for Laredo and the need to pick up road points is of the upmost importance for the Gateway City Club.


Current Mid-South Division Standings


Laredo Heat (6 – 2 – 1, 19 points)

Austin Aztex (5 – 4 – 2, 17 points)

El Paso Patriots (5 – 4 – 2, 17 points)

West Texas (Midland) Sockers (2 – 2 – 5, 11 points)

New Orleans Jesters (2 – 4 – 5, 11 points)

Texas Dutch Lions (3 – 7 – 1, 10 points)


Next Home Games


The Laredo Heat returns to play at home next week when they take on the Austin Aztex on Wednesday, June 27th and the West Texas Sockers on Thursday, June 28th. Both games will be played at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex and kick-off for both matches are scheduled for 8:00 P.M. Ticket prices for all Heat home games remain at $5.00 for adult general admission and kids 12 and under only pay $1.00 plus VIP tickets are only $20.00 for both adults and children.


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.