FC Tampa Bay vs. the University of Central Florida
Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
University of Central Florida Soccer Complex
Admission is free
The high temperature projected for Sunday is in the upper 80s with partly sunny skies
What’s at Stake:
FCTB is playing the UCF men’s soccer team in a preseason match for the second year in a row. Last year FCTB defeated UCF 3-0.
UCF is not unfamiliar to playing against professional opponents. So far this preseason the Knights have taken on the Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution and the Seattle Sounders.
FC Tampa Bay has added a preseason scrimmage this Saturday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m. against the U-17 MNT at IMG Academies in Bradenton.
Following Sunday's match at UCF, FC Tampa Bay will have two exhibitions remaining on the 2011 preseason slate: Wednesday, March 30 against St. Leo University at Azalea Youth Soccer Club (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, April 3 at the University of South Florida (7 p.m.).
Jeremy Christie and Yendry Diaz will not be playing Saturday due to injuries. Christie is expected to be back on the pitch in a few months. Diaz, however, was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee and will most likely be sidelined for the 2011 season.
Midfielder Pascal Millien has returned from his trip to Haiti, where he was taking part in a two-day soccer clinic as part of his A Millien Dreams Foundation, and is expected to play against UCF.
Projected FC Tampa Bay Roster - UCF Match:
|1||Daryl Sattler||GK||18||Aaron King||F|
|2||Tony McManus||M||19*||Kyle Clinton||M/D|
|3||Andres Arango||D||20||Jeff Attinella||GK|
|7||Frankie Sanfilippo||D||22||Keith Savage||M|
|8*||Joey Lopez||D||25*||Shane Hill||M/D|
|9*||Tom Ahmed||M||26*||Matt Clare||F|
|10||Tsuyoshi Yoshitake||M||30*||Sanel Boric||GK|
|14||Pascal Millien||F/M||32||Takuya Yamada||M|
|15||Mike Ambersley||F||77||Chad Burt||M|