2010-04-09 / Sports

LI Rough Riders Announce 2010 Season Schedule

The Long Island Rough Riders have officially announced their 2010 soccer season schedule for both their Men’s and Women’s teams.

The Home Season Openers will be played on Sunday, May 16 in a doubleheader format. The Rough Riders Women’s team will host their New York rivals, N.Y. Magic at 3:30 pm. The Rough Riders Men’s team will play directly after at 6:00 pm against the Vermont Voltage at Cy Donnelly Stadium on the campus of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, Long Island. “We look forward to continuing the winning tradition of the Long Island Rough Riders, one of the oldest and most storied soccer franchises in North America,” said Rough Rider General Manager Flavio Ferri.

“We have some exciting player announcements this year as we look to return to the playoffs with both of our men’s and women’s team.”

Come out to support the Rough Riders, Long Island’s premier soccer franchise, and enjoy great family entertainment for a reasonable price. Tickets start as low as $6. Bring your team, club, family or friends to any one or all of our games!

Tickets are good for both games of a doubleheader match where applicable. Ticket Packages include: Season-Flex Tickets, Single & Group Tickets, Game-Day & Family Tickets, Club & Team Tickets Packages and Corporate Packages. Don’t miss out on these fantastic packages and join the Long Island Rough Riders in their quest for the championship!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.liroughriders.com or call us at 516-622-3900.

About the Long Island Rough Riders

The Long Island Rough Riders have been part of the Long Island soccer scene since their inception in 1994. The Rough Riders men and women’s team won their first National Championship in 1995. The Rough Riders men’s team featured former US National Team members Chris Armas, Tony Meola, MLS All Star Giovanni Savarese and Jimmy Rooney along with US Olympic Team Member and current Rough Riders Coaching Director, John Diffley. Since their initial success, the Rough Riders men’s team has gone on to win the United Soccer League (USL) 2nd Division National Championship in 2002 and has sent numerous players to Major League Soccer (MLS). In 2007, the Rough Riders acquired a W-League franchise. During the 2008 season, the Rough Riders women’s team qualified for the Eastern Conference Finals. Former Rough Riders women’s team member Sue Weber was drafted by the Boston Breakers of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) and currently plays for the Philadelphia Independence.

The Rough Riders are also comprised of the Junior Rough Riders program, featuring elite level players from 8 to 17 years of age. Junior Rough Riders teams from 13 to 17 years old participate in the Super Y-League (SYL), the youth component of the USL.

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