FC United Player Receives invite to National Training in Atlanta

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) –  32 youngsters from South Mississippi are participating in a three-day soccer camp.One of the soccer players, 16-year-old Krey Easterling a junior at Biloxi High School ,caught the eye ofU.S. Soccer National staff coach Juan Carlos Michia.He’s a guest at the camp on behalf of local FC United coach, Tony Schibeci.”Every year Fredy Clavijo and I hold a soccer camp and pretty much to identify the players that are on the coast who want to move up to the next level and have the talent that it takes to play up,”stated Schibeci.Coach Michia travels throughout the United States searching for talent, young players who have the ability to one day play for the USA soccer team or play professional soccer.Michia said,”We have training centers all over the country the last four or five years. We get them together and we evaluate them. See if they have a chance for the next level.”Krey Easterling was singled out at the camp. He’s been invited to one of the national training centers.”He told me he wants me to come to Atlanta and go to the Academy and practice,” said Easterling. “I guess with the National team. He wants to see me, how I play with the big boys.”Easterling’s father, Anthony, said Krey was raised in Germany and he started playing soccer for 12 years.”We’ve been working on this ever since he was 4-years-old,”said Anthony. “That’s his dream to be a professional soccer player and if he gets that chance that would be great.”Juan Carlos Michia believes Easterling has the talent to advance to the next level.”Good left football. Good technique. Plus, all the stuff like, he has a good attitude during the game and that’s what we need,”stated Michia.He said it’s not going to happen overnight but say Easterling is on the national radar for developing soccer talent.


FC United Coach Gets Player to Italy

Sports News -Tony Schibeci, FC United soccer coach, soccer scout and director of coaching for Pearl River Futbol, has landed a deal with one of the top clubs in Italy to showcase James Pipper, a soccer player from Picayune, Mississippi.

Pipper, who leaves for Italy in July, will meet with the Genova Calcio Club to play along the side with top soccer athletes from around the world, looking for a chance to get drafted.

As one of the top players in South Missippippi, Pipper will have the chance to play in front of many soccer scouts and general managers in hopes of landing a contract outside of the USA.

Tony Schibeci, PRFC DOC, FC United Coach

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McGee Signs Scholarship

Pass Christian senior Devin McGee has signed a soccer scholarship with Southern Miss. She joins Breann Hedin of Long Beach, a teammate on the Bruni Select Soccer Team, as a Southern Miss soccer signee.

McGee played for coach Marco Mthembu at Pass Christian. She was six-year letterman, earned All-State honors in 2012 and 2013, and was a member of the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Soccer Team in 2012.

She was selected to the 2013 Mississippi Association of Coaches South State All-Star team along with Hedin. McGee led Pass Christian in goal scoring for four consecutive seasons.

She was a center midfielder and center defender for Pass Christian, and is projected as a left defender at Southern Miss.

South Alabama, North Florida, UT-Martin and Jacksonville State were among the teams recruiting her in soccer, and she also was recruited in track. She competes in the 800-meter run and the 4×400 relay for Pass Christian.

McGee and Hedin have been teammates in select soccer for the Bruni teams since U-11 days, and they won three state championships in select soccer.


Rhodes and Esterhuizen to Join SMSC

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SMSC announces Jackie Rhodes, head girls soccer coach at West Harrison Hight School, and Donevin Esterhuizen, former college and professional soccer player, to coach U-10 girls and boys All Star teams.  “We are very excited about adding these two coaches to the All Star and Select program at SMSC.  Their talent and professionalism will enhance the success of our players and our Academy Program.”, said Jeff Bruni, President of SMSC.


DELTA WORLD TIRE AND UNIROYAL® TIRE KICKED IN SOCCER BALLS

Gulfport, Miss. – (December 1, 2011) — South Mississippi Soccer Club has received more than $3,800 in both funds and equipment from Delta World Tire and Uniroyal® Tire. Since 2000, the Uniroyal Soccer Program has donated nearly $14 million in funds and equipment, including over one million soccer balls, to more than 3,000 youth soccer leagues nationwide.

“Being in touch with our community and its soccer organization is such a meaningful experience,” said Paul Bernstein from Delta World Tire. “Knowing we are having a positive impact on these kids when we are giving out the soccer balls is priceless.”

“After 12 years of dedication, the program continues to grow and support more communities thanks to dealers like Delta World Tire,” said Ana Martin, Uniroyal Communications Manager. “Over 1,100 participants have connected with their local youth soccer programs across the United States. Bringing value to families is what Uniroyal believes in, and the soccer program enables us to do so in an unmatched way.”

Uniroyal announces the introduction of the new Laredo® Cross Country Tour tire. Launched August 1, 2011, this affordable tire is designed specifically for CUVs, SUVs and light trucks. It offers the perfect combination of durability, long-lasting wear, all-season performance and a 60,000-Mile Manufacturers Limited Warranty.

To learn more about Uniroyal tires, Uniroyal and its community initiatives, visit www.UniroyalTires.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UniroyalSoccer. To find out more about Delta World Tire, contact Anthony Martin, 228-832-8322, at 14517 Dedeaux Rd., and Matt Wendling, 228-863-2233, at 2314 25th Ave., both in Gulfport, or visit www.deltaworldtire.com.

 ABOUT UNIROYAL

Uniroyal® Tire is one of the world’s leading tire brands for passenger and commercial cars, pick-ups, light trucks, mini vans and sport utility vehicles. Dating back to 1892, Uniroyal Tire has developed a reputation for providing high-quality, affordable tires, including its Tiger Paw® and Laredo® series. Uniroyal tires offer just the right combination of dependability, traction and grip in almost every weather condition and come with one of the industry’s leading warranties. 

Media Contacts:          

Tate Hoxworth                                                                           Tarah Jakubiak

Uniroyal Public Relations Manager                                             Public Relations, Trone, Inc.

864-458-4335 (office)                                                                 336-812-2027 (office)

tate.hoxworth@us.michelin.com                                                 tjakubiak@trone.com

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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI SOCCER CLUB SCORES THIS SEASON WITH DONATIONS FROM UNIROYAL® TIRE AND DELTA WORLD TIRE

GULFPORT, Miss. —  The Uniroyal Soccer Program is 12 years strong and rolling forward this season with more dealers participating every year. Starting August 26, families of South Mississippi Soccer Club will receive certificates that can be redeemed for a free soccer ball at Delta World Tire, while supplies last. After the 30-day program period, South Mississippi Soccer Club will receive $2 for every Uniroyal® tire sold to the general public on behalf of Uniroyal and Delta World Tire.

Since the program’s inception in 2000, the Uniroyal Soccer Program has provided nearly $14 million in funds and equipment, including over one million soccer balls, to more than 3,000 youth soccer leagues across the United States.

“Contributing to our local community and supporting our youth is so important to us,” said Paul Bernstein of Delta World Tire. “We look forward to connecting with players and families from South Mississippi Soccer Club when they come in for their free soccer ball.”

“It is an honor to provide such a distinct program for our dealers to stay involved in their communities,” said Ana Martin, Uniroyal Communications Manager. “Soccer leagues depend on donations from partners like Delta World Tire, and we are pleased to facilitate that relationship.”

Uniroyal announces the introduction of the new Laredo® Cross Country Tour tire. Launching August 1, 2011, this affordable tire is designed specifically for CUVs, SUVs and light trucks. It offers the perfect combination of durability, long-lasting wear, all-season performance and a 60,000-Mile Manufacturers Limited Warranty.

To learn more about Uniroyal tires, Uniroyal and its community initiatives, visit www.UniroyalTires.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UniroyalSoccer. To find out more about Delta World Tire, contact Anthony Martin, 228-832-8322, at 14517 Dedeaux Rd in Gulfport, or Matt Wendling, 228-863-2233, at 2314 25th Ave., in Guilfport, or visit http://www.deltaworldtire.com.

ABOUT UNIROYAL

Uniroyal® Tire is one of the world’s leading tire brands for passenger and commercial cars, pick-ups, light trucks, mini vans and sport utility vehicles. Dating back to 1892, Uniroyal Tire has developed a reputation for providing high-quality, affordable tires, including its Tiger Paw® and Laredo® series. Uniroyal tires offer just the right combination of dependability, traction and grip in almost every weather condition and come with one of the industry’s leading warranties.

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Media Contacts:

Tate Hoxworth
Uniroyal Public Relations Manager
864-458-4335 (office)
tate.hoxworth@us.michelin.com

Tarah Jakubiak
Public Relations, Trone, Inc.
336-812-2027 (office)
tjakubiak@trone.com

 



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