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Gurson, Ruggles Will Represent U.S. in Minifootball World Cup in Australia Next Month

September 16, 2019 - LAKELAND, Fla. - Two of the Florida Tropics newest stars - Gordy Gurson and Drew Ruggles - have been named to the roster of the U.S. National Men's Arena Soccer team in advance of the 2019 minifootball World Cup next month. Gurson and Ruggles were both signed as free-agents by the Tropics this summer, two of nine new faces on a remade roster that now features some of the top talent in the Major Arena Soccer League. The Tropics will kick off their fourth season in the MASL late this fall, w... Full Story

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Lakeland Magic Host Open House and Commemorate New Mural

September 14, 2019 - To celebrate the 2019-20 schedule release, the Lakeland Magic hosted an Open House event for fans across Polk County. To tip off the event, the Lakeland Magic held a ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of a new team inspired mural. The ceremony included Lakeland Magic President Shelly Wilkes, City of Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz, Executive Director of the RP Funding Center Tony Camarillo, and artist Gillian Fazio. The event was held at the Lakeland Magic Corporate Office located... Full Story

Tropics Have Big Presence for Brazil in 2019 World Minifootball World Cup

September 4, 2019 - LAKELAND, Florida - A number of Florida Tropics will get their soccer season started a bit earlier this fall, after being named to the roter for Brazil in the upcoming 2019 World Minifootball World Cup. The event, held every other year and won by the United States in 2015, will be held in Perth, Australia, in October, prior to the opening the Tropics training camp later that month. Both of the Tropics goaltenders have been named, including Hugo Silva and newcomer Rainer Hauss, who was one ... Full Story

Remainder of Flying Tigers Home Schedule, Florida State League Season Cancelled Due to Hurricane Dorian

August 29, 2019 - Lakeland, FL - Florida State League President Ken Carson announced today that the Florida State League final weekend series and post season playoffs will be cancelled because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian's potential impact on the State of Florida. "This was a tough decision to make" said Carson. "The safety of our players, staff, umpires and fans are top priority to us. Team travel is also a great concern during hurricanes." Entering tonight's final game in Clearwater against the Th... Full Story

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