June 17, 2011
PONTIAC - The Michigan Bucks continue their 2011 “Bucks Stop Here Tour” when they visit Borden Park in Rochester Hills on Saturday (5:00 kick off) to take on the expansion Hamilton FC Rage. The special event is being hosted by the Rochester Soccer Club to conclude the organization’s annual youth tryouts and admission is free to the public. Bucks Chairman/ CEO Dan Duggan is happy to visit the local community and pleased with the commitment from RSC. “This is a great up and coming youth soccer organization in the metro Detroit area and we are proud to be a part of their annual tryouts. As part of the sponsorship deal, RSC has purchased all the tickets to the match and have decided to just open the game up to the general public. The organization expects to have over 1,000 RSC players and parents in attendance, so it should be a great event.”
The Bucks come in to Saturday’s match sitting on top of the USL’s Premier Development League (PDL) Great Lakes Division with a five game winning streak and an overall record of 5-1-1 (16 points). Hamilton comes in with a record of 1-3-2 (5 points) in their inaugural season in the PDL. Bucks head coach Gary Parsons doesn’t know much about the Rage, but he has learned in the PDL you never take any team for granted. “Sometimes it is easier playing a team you have seen before because you can prepare a bit. In this case, we know very little about the Rage, except that they are capable of coming in here and ruining our party. It is up to the veteran leadership on this team to keep everyone disciplined enough to do their job and make the proper adjustments as the game progresses. We know we have enough fire power to score goals, so our strategy as always is to come out and play entertaining Bucks soccer to get the fans behind us,” concluded the fourth year coach. Saturday’s match marks the halfway point of the PDL sixteen game regular season schedule and a win will keep the team on top of the division.
The Bucks will then play a home game at Ultimate Soccer Arenas on Wednesday, June 22 (7:30 PM kick off) when they host the Akron Summit Assault for the first time. Ticket prices for that match will return to the Bucks normal home game ammount and can be purchased at the door for $10 Adults (16 and over) and $7 Youth (5 and under free). Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets to the match for only $5 by visiting the Bucks office at Ultimate Soccer Arenas or stopping by the merchandise table on Saturday at Borden Park. For those wishing to purchase $5 pre-sale tickets on-line, please visit our web site at www.buckssoccer.com and click on the TICKETS link. For more information about the 64 team PDL, please visit the United Soccer Leagues home site at www.uslsoccer.com.