Calgary United Defends their 2010 CMISL Title
Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League (CMISL) Champions Calgary United will open the 2011 season on New Year's Eve day against arch rivals, the Edmonton Drillers. The game will kick-off at 2pm at the Subway Soccer Centre.
Returning head coach Troye Flannery is looking for there to be several new players in the United team line-up this year, with the departure of Chris Kooy, Kyle Yamada and Andre Duberry, all of whom signed professional contracts with Edmonton FC of the North American Soccer league. "We'll still be very strong even without those guys", said Flannery. "We have every intention of winning the CMISL again this year and going to the States to compete for the North American title".
"We know that it's a busy time of year, but with the special afternoon kick off, everyone can still support the team and welcome in the New Year" says Chris Baker, President of the United. "We think it's a great solution for the teams and the fans"
The first home match is Friday, December 31, 2010 at 2:00 pm against the Edmonton Drillers.
Calgary will participate in a 12 game season, playing seven home games in Calgary, at the Subway Soccer Centre (7000-48 Street SE). The United will also host matches against the California Cougars, Winnipeg Alliance, and a yet to be named American team from the PASL in addition to their long time rival the Edmonton Drillers.
Ticket packages are available on the team's web site www.calgaryunitedfc.ca or at the Subway Soccer Centre, with season ticket packages starting at $ 60.00.
Group/team packages are also available
Individual game tickets are only $ 15.00 per person.
Calgary United is an organization designed to capitalize on the growth and enthusiasm of the world's most popular sport within Calgary. We believe that the City of Calgary currently produces some of the best soccer talent in Canada. Participation in the CMISL will give local players the opportunity to showcase their abilities. Some of the players may secure opportunities in professional soccer abroad, or in the US, thereby showcasing to the world, the caliber of players that Canada can produce at a local level.
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