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Saturday, September 29, 2012

SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers SC

SC Storm takes on the Las Vegas Highrollers

The Santa Clarita Storm will take on the Las Vegas Highrollers in a friendly match on October 6th at Carver Middle School in Los Angeles, CA. at 4:00p.m.
The Highrollers is the newest NASL Division II pro team that will make its season debut in 2013. The club has been playing for several years in Los Angles, CA and has now emerged as a pro team with a board of directors that consists of such names in Futbol as Franz Beckenbauer, regarded as one of the most famous German footballers of all time. He was voted third behind Johan Cruyff and Pele for the European player of the century by IFFHS. Mario Zagallo, a Brazilian that started his footballer career in America in 1948 was the first footballer to win the World Cup as a player in 1958,1962, and as a manager in 1970. He won again as an assistant coach in the1994 World Cup with the Brazilian national team. Zagallo also coached his country to a 4th place finish in the 1974 World Cup and to a 2nd place finish in the 1998 Cup.
In addition, on the board of directors for the Highrollers is PELE, a name that needs no explanation or introduction. Yes, the very same PELE, a National hero of Brazilian soccer scoring over 760 goals. He scored in 541 in-league championships making him the top scorer of all time. In total, PELE scored 1281 goals in 1363 games. He will be forever known worldwide for his accomplishments.
Also with the Highrollers is Carlos Alberto Torres, another Brazilian World Cup hero named by PELE as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in 2004. Torres not only played in Brazil but also came to the US in 1977 and played in New York City for the Cosmos where he was reunited with his friend PELE. He won three National titles in the NASL in 1977,1978, and 1982. Torres was a five-time all-star in the NASL.

The Highrollers consists mainly of International players and as one might guess a lot of Brazilians. The Storms players Jayro Martines and Derek Dodrill are presently training with the team for a possible spot. This looks to be an exciting team and the friendly match should prove to be interesting, and the Storm will be looking for an Affiliation to start here.

Come catch the action on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 4p.m. at the George Carver Middle School in Los Angeles, CA.

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