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November 9, 2010 - Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) - California Cougars News Release

Handsor and Lupercio sign on for the new Season, Home Opener this Sunday and Fan Meet n' Greet this Friday!

Cougars add Indoor All-Star Chris Handsor and Pedro Lupercio to 2010-11 Roster

The California Cougars announced that both Indoor All-Star Chris Handsor and Cougar stalwart Pedro Lupercio have agreed to terms and have joined the Cougars Roster for the 2010-11 Season.

Handsor, a 15 year indoor soccer veteran, is entering his second tour with the Cougars. A member of the 2007-08 team, Handsor scored 11 goals in 15 games during his first season with the Cougars. Handsor has won three indoor soccer championships as a member of the Cleveland Crunch, Philadelphia Kixx (where he was named Championship MVP) and Baltimore Blast. Over his 15 year career, Handsor has appeared in 319 professional games tallying 222 goals and 173 assists. Handsor also currently serves as the Director of the Stockton Stars Soccer Academy and Coaches both boys and girls soccer for Lincoln High School.

Entering his 4th year with the Cougars, Defender Pedro Lupercio tallied 3 goals and 1 assist for the Cougars in 13 games during the 2009-10 season. A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Lupercio played his college soccer at Sacramento State where he ranks 5th in career assists for the school.

Fan Meet n' Greet at BJ's Restaurant and Brew House

Fans can have an opportunity to meet this year's 2010-11 Cougars squad at a fan meet n' greet this Friday from 5-7pm. Location of the meet n' greet is BJ's Restaurant and Brew House in Stockton, 5733 Pacific Avenue. Fans will get a chance to meet their favorite Cougars player, take pictures and get autographs. In addition, first 50 fans in attendance will get a free ticket voucher to Sunday's home opener at the Stockton Arena.

As a reminder, the Cougars open their season at home this Sunday versus the defending PASL Champions, the San Diego Sockers. Game time starts at 3pm, so come on out and cheer on your Cougars as they kick-off their 2010-11 PASL Season!

Farber Taking 2010-11 Indoor Season Off to Rest and Recuperate

Cougar fan favorite Brian Farber, who spent the past 2010 outdoor soccer season with the USL's Portland Timbers, recently announced that he will be taking a break during the 2010-11 indoor season to rest and recuperate from various injuries and to focus on the 2011 Major League Soccer Season.

Said Farber: "I have received multiple offers from teams in both the PASL and MISL, just like last season. I spent 5 years with the Cougars, so my heart is in Stockton. My answer is the same to everyone. I have had a rough year with injuries, and I do not want to commit to anyone until I know that I am healthy. I am also scheduled to participate at the MLS combines in February, and I need to make sure that I am ready, and at my best. I will be in a better position to make a quality decision, once I am healthy."

We wish Brian the best of luck as he shoots for Major League Soccer in 2011!

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