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Veteran Goalkeeper Matt Perrella Joins the Lancers

October 23, 2020 - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) - Rochester Lancers News Release

(Rochester, NY) Top MASL Goalkeeper joins the Lancers for the 2021 season. Matt Perrella brings multiple years experience to add to our depth of goalkeepers this season. Per league and team policies, no further terms of the agreement were disclosed.

"One of the most important positions in the indoor game is having a great GK whom is good with their feet." said Head Coach, Doug Miller "The Lancers signing Matt Perrella gives exactly that and I am extremely excited to welcome Matt to the Lancers family. I believe he will be a fan favorite who will excite everyone involved but most importantly make us more competitive."

Born and raised in Belleville, NJ, Perrella has had an extensive soccer career thus far. Matt played four years of collegiate soccer at Rider University, a D1 school. He then went on to receive his Masters in England where he also had the chance to play professionally. When Matt moved back to the US he spent time with the Carolina Railhawks of the USL. Most recently Perrella has played for the Harrisburg Heat and Utica City FC, both of the MASL.

PLAYING HISTORY:

2013: Jacksonville Armada

2014: Carolina Railhawks

2015: New Jersey Copa SC

2016: Bethlehem Steel FC

2017: Jacksonville Armada

2017: Pittsburgh Riverhounds

2018: Atlantic City FC

2018-2019: Harrisburg Heat (indoor)

2019-2020: Utica City FC (indoor)

"I have been a huge fan of Matt Perrella for years," Said Salvatore "SoccerSam" Fantauzzo "I think he is one of the best goalkeepers in the MASL and with him joining our team we will have the best 'bullpen' of keepers in the league."

The Lancers return to play plan will be announced soon. Season Tickets are available at RLancers.com.


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