FC Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Jimmy John’s Title Night
Sunday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. ET
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Florida
To order your tickets, call (813) 287-1539 or to order online click here.
You can also purchase tickets at the stadium box office on gameday. The box office opens on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Play-by-Play: Mike Pepper
The match can also be seen live online at www.fctampabay.com
FC Tampa Bay: 2-4-4, 10 points
Atlanta: 1-2-7, 5 points
2011 Series (W-T-L): 0-1-0
FC Tampa Bay ends its two-match homestand with Sunday’s game against Atlanta. In the first head-to-head meeting on April 30, FCTB scored a pivotal second half goal to earn a point. Silverbacks defender Willie Hunt found the back of the net just before the end of the first half off a free kick from Mario Perez, giving Atlanta the 1-0 advantage at halftime. FCTB answered back in the 74th minute when Ambersley scored off an assist from forward Aaron King. GK Jeff Attinella made his professional debut, replacing Daryl Sattler (knee) in the 10th minute and making three saves.
Former Rowdies player Doug Wark and current FC Tampa Bay defender JP Rodrigues will sign autographs on the concourse from 5:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Lisa Casalino will be performing the National Anthem.
The Atlanta Silverbacks are in eighth place in the North American Soccer League standings with only five points out of 10 matches played this season. The Silverbacks have allowed 16 goals, the most in the league this year. Goalkeeper Felipe Quintero has the sixth-most saves in the league with 25.
FC Tampa Bay lost 2-1 against NASL point-leader Carolina on Saturday night at home. Atlanta defeated Montreal 2-1 on Wednesday night for its first win of the season.
FCTB is tied with Minnesota and Montreal for the league lead with four shutouts in 2011, equaling its season total of four in 30 matches last season. Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella leads the league in saves with 47.
FC Tampa Bay captain and defender Frankie Sanfilippo is the only player on the squad to have played in all 900 minutes this season. Sanfilippo is the lone FC Tampa Bay player to start all 10 games in 2011.
FC Tampa Bay heads out on a two-game road trip, taking on the Carolina RailHawks next Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.