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Soccer club to host exhibition game April 8 at Ryan Park



On Wednesday, April 8, FC Heat Soccer Club will host their second annual International Exhibition Soccer Game, kick-off at 7.30 p.m. at Ryan Park at Hidden Trails in Escondido.

Prior to the exhibition game, which will feature Salford Schools FC BU16 and FC Heat Coastal League BU17 team, the FC Heat’s GU18 team will play one of their rivals of the year in a pre-game, possibly the Carlsbad GU18 team, kick-off at 6 pm.

In 2014 Salford Schools FC and FC Heat struck up a great camaraderie when Salford visited Ryan Park for the first time. They have since decided to make this trip on an annual basis.

Salford Schools FC players are from Manchester in England, the heart of English football. They are proud to carry some of the brightest young stars from their area. In their 2014 team there were a number of their players already under contract with professional teams in the English Football League. Their coaching is second to none. Led by Head Coach Harry Hackett, Salford has a team of great young coaches.

Prior to the exhibition game, which will feature Salford Schools FC BU16 and FC Heat Coastal League BU17 team, the FC Heat’s GU18 team will play one of their rivals of the year in a pre-game, possibly the Carlsbad GU18 team, kick-off at 6 pm.

In 2014 Salford Schools FC and FC Heat struck up a great camaraderie when Salford visited Ryan Park for the first time. They have since decided to make this trip on an annual basis.

The 2014 game was indeed a spectacle, American close control and individual skills versus British old school aggressiveness and innovative tactical play.

At half time the referees in charge requested that the sideline be moved back because of the ferociousness of the players’ tackles. Although it was a friendly, numerous yellow cards were issued, but at the end of the game, players from both teams shared highfives and memories in a great show of sportsmanship. Salford ended up winning 3-0.

“This game was a fantastic opportunity for our younger teams to see how the game can be played at its best,” said Steve Yorke, director of coaching of FC Heat, “Some of these young players play every game like this, giving over 100% every time, friendly or no friendly, because their future could depend on their last performance.” Put this year’s game on your calendar folks and bring your young players with you, it’s a great learning experience!



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