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Jacksonville United FC Announces Initial Roster

Jacksonville United FC (JUFC) www.JacksonvilleUnited.com. has released their initial signings to their National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) http://www.npsl.info/ team for the 2011 season.  Included on the roster are seven returning members of the FC Lynch’s team that has qualified into three previous US Open Cup tournaments.  Eight of the rostered players currently coach youth soccer teams in the First Coast Area, eleven graduated from high schools in the First Coast area and seven played their college soccer career in Jacksonville.  Several current college players will be added to the roster after May 1st when they are eligible to do so by NCAA rules. Four JUFC players, Tommy Krizanovic (Dallas), Hollis Donaldson (Chicago Fire), Eric Dutt (Richmond Kickers), and Rami Safi (Carolina RailHawks) have had the opportunity to play professionally.

JUFC is joining the NPSL competing in the southeast region division for the 2011 season.  The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is a national men’s amateur league with 50 teams recognized by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and FIFA as a Division IV league behind MLS, NASL and USL Pro.  It is roughly equal to the USL Premier Development League (PDL) and the Pacific Coast Soccer League.  This NPSL team, formerly known as Lynch’s F.C., will showcase Jacksonville’s elite adult and college soccer players.

JUFC opens their regular season May 7th in Chattanooga, TN.  Chattanooga FC http://chattanoogafc.com/ boasted an average attendance of over 4,000 fans last year.  JUFC will be playing their home games at Patton Park, home to First Coast Soccer Association.  The home opener on May 21st will be against Rocket City United from Huntsville, AL. 

The complete team schedule can be accessed at http://www.npsl.info/schedules/2011/33985987.html, For more JUFC information and how you can support the team, please go to JUFC’s web site at www.JacksonvilleUnited.com.

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