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New York looks to patch some unexpected holes in their roster

July 31, 2011 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - FC New York News Release

New York looks to patch some unexpected holes in their roster

July was a hard month, the week brings bad news, playoffs hopes fading

July 29, 2011 - Queens, NY : when Michael Aquino was the first player added by new director of soccer, Carlo Aquista; the team was aware that Aquino would be starting an intense graduate program in the end of July. His skill and endurance in the midfield was welcome and the club had a lot of games had to be played in between. As he quietly slipped back to school, New York had been having a great run. Then the club had a change in fortunes in the losing direction, on July 9th Sam Craven left his appendix in Pittsburgh just before match time and with that his season ended. The next week they learned USL player of the week Graciano Brito's knee injury had not gotten better and after 4 weeks of rest, the worst became reality with season ending surgery. The next two weeks would not get any better. Veteran Josiah Snelgrove would ask for a leave of absence to tend to hospitalized family member. He would miss this weekends two matches. Lastly veteran Owen Morrison at the start of the week resigned from the club and flew home to Ireland that evening. His reason being he was homesick for his family. "It's been a rough month and a rougher week" said team president Doug Petersen. "Carlo (Aquista) has done a great job fortifying the roster in a short time with the roster freeze today." Petersen added. In the last 48 hours the club grabbed goal keeper Throne Holder who was waived by the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, They navigated their way and signed Haitian National, Bony Pierre. As the deadline loomed the signed twins Christian & Mauricio Turzio who had been dry-docked with Seville in Puerto Rico.

As F.C. New York hosted Wilmington a tornado warning was issued for the next county and lightening forced a 30 minute delay. Then in the 17th minute monsoon like rain pelted the pitch and the game was suspended for a second time. As the match ended New York found themselves on the losing side of a soggy 3-1 game. "I am looking forward to August" said Petersen. Then he was reminded Sunday's match in Dayton was July 31st.

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New York looks to patch some unexpected holes in their roster

July was a hard month, the week brings bad news, playoffs hopes fading

July 29, 2011 - Queens, NY : when Michael Aquino was the first player added by new director of soccer, Carlo Aquista; the team was aware that Aquino would be starting an intense graduate program in the end of July. His skill and endurance in the midfield was welcome and the club had a lot of games had to be played in between. As he quietly slipped back to school, New York had been having a great run. Then the club had a change in fortunes in the losing direction, on July 9th Sam Craven left his appendix in Pittsburgh just before match time and with that his season ended. The next week they learned USL player of the week Graciano Brito's knee injury had not gotten better and after 4 weeks of rest, the worst became reality with season ending surgery. The next two weeks would not get any better. Veteran Josiah Snelgrove would ask for a leave of absence to tend to hospitalized family member. He would miss this weekends two matches. Lastly veteran Owen Morrison at the start of the week resigned from the club and flew home to Ireland that evening. His reason being he was homesick for his family. "It's been a rough month and a rougher week" said team president Doug Petersen. "Carlo (Aquista) has done a great job fortifying the roster in a short time with the roster freeze today." Petersen added. In the last 48 hours the club grabbed goal keeper Throne Holder who was waived by the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, They navigated their way and signed Haitian National, Bony Pierre. As the deadline loomed the signed twins Christian & Mauricio Turzio who had been dry-docked with Seville in Puerto Rico.

As F.C. New York hosted Wilmington a tornado warning was issued for the next county and lightening forced a 30 minute delay. Then in the 17th minute monsoon like rain pelted the pitch and the game was suspended for a second time. As the match ended New York found themselves on the losing side of a soggy 3-1 game. "I am looking forward to August" said Petersen. Then he was reminded Sunday's match in Dayton was July 31st.

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