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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Storm Sign 5 before Roster Freeze

Familiar Faces Hope to Help The Storm...Storm Through 2012 Post Season.
  Santa Clarita, California June 22nd 2012-As the Santa Clarita Storm are thundering into the NPSL Western Regional playoffs & are reinforcing their roster, finalizing several last minute signings before the roster freeze deadline that quickly approaches.

      Futbol Club Santa Clarita announces the signing of forward Artie Lawson of Valencia, Defender Allen Gutierrez, and Rafael Fuentes a Midfielder from Canyon Country. Three local players that will fill in and help strengthen the Storm’s already dense bench. “They are good players and they will help us to finish strong” said Coach Meza; who is a first year coach with the Storm and thus far has lead his team to second place in the NPSL
South West Conference with a 6-3-2 record. The Storm has also added two more familiar faces to the organization as these two have played with the club in the Antelope Valley since 2007; before the club relocating to Santa Clarita and re-branding itself.

Jesus Lopez Midfielder

Mauricio Harrie Forward
 Jesus Lopez; a defensive midfielder - played and started for the Antelope Valley team for three years logging in over 3,500 minutes and playing in over 37 games within those three years. Lopez became a mainstay to the team’s midfield.  

 Mauricio Harrie has also been with the club since the beginning in 2007 until 2010. Harrie also logged in over 3,500 minutes in the three season and gathering over 36 points.

 Coach Meza is looking beyond the season end, we must be ready for the playoffs, and anything can happen. That is why we need more good players heading into the playoff race. Adding these five extra players at this point in the race, we are sure we can stay strong and be a serious presence this post season. “It’s always good to have a strong
bench, because you never know when you are going to need it” said Meza.

 The Storm will play the Rangers Sunday in a 5pm match that will be a playoff level game. The game will be in Santa Ana at the Santa Ana Stadium at 5p.m. The Rangers have a record of 6-2-3 & only sit one point behind the Storm with three games left in the regular season -  a possible 9 points to be earned you can guarantee it’s going to be a game you don’t want to miss this Sunday night. The Rangers must win to take second place away     from the Storm, as the Storm must at least tie to maintain their second place position.  

The Storm will return home on June 30 to face off with F.C. Hasental at 5pm at Canyon High School. This game has been marked as a Penny Lane night. A night earmarked to donate all proceeds to the team’s sole foundation & lead sponsor. The Storm invite all fans to participate in the event, there will be raffles for the winner’s favorite player’s
jersey right off their back! Come enjoy family entertainment, exciting professional soccer and help a good cause.

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