Sacramento Professional Soccer Announces Soccer Day Details

Team Announces Sacramento All-Star Roster, MLS Reserve Team and Soccer Spirit Award   | May 28, 2013 |   Sacramento Professional Socc...

Team Announces Sacramento All-Star Roster, MLS Reserve Team and Soccer Spirit Award
 
| May 28, 2013 |  Sacramento Professional Soccer, LLC, (Sac Pro Soccer) today announced new details about the team’s upcoming Sacramento Soccer Day, including the match-up for game one of the event and the team’s new soccer spirit award, at a press conference at Raley Field.
 
Sacramento Soccer Day will take place July 18, 2013 at Raley Field and feature two soccer matches, one between the Sacramento All-Stars and an MLS Reserve Team, followed by a match between Mexico’s Dorados de Sinaloa and the European Premier League’s (EPL) Norwich City Football Club (Norwich City). This will mark the first time in history that an EPL team has played in Sacramento. The MLS Reserve Team will be made up in part of players from the San Jose Earthquakes.
 
Warren Smith (l) – president of Sac Pro Soccer; Graham Smith – technical director of Sac Pro Soccer; Jose Reynoso – director of community outreach for Sac Pro Soccer;  Jeff Savage – general manager for Raley Field and Sacramento River Cats. Photo Credit: Sacramento Professional Soccer, LLC.
The Sacramento All-Stars is a team made up of the best-of-the-best from the Sacramento region. Players will be a mixture of professional and premier college players, nationally renowned recruits and prospects and top amateurs.
 
“Sacramento Soccer Day is our way of kicking off a series of exhibition matches during 2013 involving various high profile soccer teams, which will lead us into our inaugural season of 2014,” said Warren Smith, president of Sac Pro Soccer. “The high-quality event will not only be fun for the entire community, but will speak volumes about the impact soccer has had in the Greater Sacramento Area. This is the quality the community and soccer fans can expect from our organization.”
 
In between the matches being played during Sacramento Soccer Day, Smith will announce the official team name, color palette, shield and scarf of the Sac Pro Soccer team, which are currently being selected during a three-month, three-part naming contest involving the Sacramento community and soccer fans. The naming contest is being sponsored by Supercuts.
 
During Sacramento Soccer Day, Smith will also be recognizing a recipient of the Sac Pro Soccer Spirit Award. This award will be presented to a new recipient each year during Sacramento Soccer Day. Various criteria will be considered when selecting a recipient, including the following: the individual will best embody the sport of soccer; the individual will inspire development on and off the field; the individual will instill a sense of excellence that is used to unite, grow and strengthen others, as well as overcome adversity or a challenging circumstance.
 
“Sacramento Soccer Day will be a premium celebration of the rich history and bright future soccer has here in Sacramento,” Jose Reynoso, director of community outreach for Sac Pro Soccer said. “The Sac Pro Soccer Spirit Award is our way of honoring some of the community members who have a long-standing commitment to soccer in Sacramento and to bettering the place where we live, work and play.”
 
General public ticket sales for Sacramento Soccer Day begin today, May 28. Soccer fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Raley Field box office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
 
Following the press conference, Sac Pro Soccer’s sponsor, Supercuts, held a soccer shootout with members of the media, which benefitted Street Soccer Sacramento. Supercuts donated $25 for every goal made to the organization. Supercuts has been supporting Sac Pro Soccer as the team connects with the community and coordinates details for Sacramento Soccer Day.
 
For more information about Sacramento Soccer Day, visit SacProSoccer.com and signup for the team’s newsletter. Supporters can also “Like” the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/SacProSoccer or follow them on Twitter @SacProSoccer.

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Anonymous said...

Where is Gary Davis and Randy Starbuck?

...and Sacramento...NOT Elk Grove?

....I can't even imagine this.

Soccer mom said...

Now maybe Davis and his musketeers will figure out that no one outside the dais takes this endeavor of MLS in Elk grove seriously.

That would save us all a lot of money and allow us a modicum of self respect from our neighboring communities.

Anonymous said...

I can't envision a press release announcing New York and Elk Grove being the latest expansion franchises in MLS.

I don't understand our city council thinking MLS would ever come to EG, and if it did, they would take "Sacramento" as their home, not Elk Grove. Note the Sacramento River Cats, actually based in West Sacramento as a prime example.

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