SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – The Southern California Sports Club is ready to one of the biggest challenges of its National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) campaign as the team heads to Tempe to face FC Arizona this Saturday (May 6), at the Corona Del Sol High School at 7:30PM (PT).
Competing on their first-ever NPSL season, the expansion franchise is turning some heads as it remains undefeated after seven games (five wins, two ties) and sits second at the West Southwest Conference, besides of having the best defense of the division, conceding only two goals so far.
The Arizona side has also earned some reputation for the amazing atmosphere on its home games, dragging thousands of people to its stadium.
“This game is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to step up, no matter where we are on the table or what our last results were”, said SoCal SC’s Head Coach Daniel Musatti. “We are going to play in front of a lot of people against a very experienced and talented team. They are definitely the favorites and we’re the underdogs for this game. It’s going to be a learning lesson. It’s going to be like a graduation for most of our players, who never played with an atmosphere like the one we’re going to face there”.
Fighting for a good result on the road, though, is important to SoCal SC as the team has failed to win its last three games and is now sixth at the Conference, with eight points (two wins, three losses and two ties). For goalkeeper Tyler Wilson, a good performance on the road against one of the strongest teams of the conference may be exactly what the roster needs to bounce back.
“The stage is set to be a great match and I couldn’t be more excited. Definitely it’s a season changer if we can get the win or even if we came up a little bit short. Our team morale is building, everyone is coming together, we’re playing great in halves of the games, and we just have to put it all together”, commented Wilson.