Foothills FC Announce 2019 Schedule
Calgary – The defending champions are ready for another run
Foothills FC are proud to announce their 2019 U23 schedule as the team looks to defend their national championship in the recently renamed USL League 2, formerly known the PDL. The #Path2Pro development system celebrates its silver anniversary season in 2019, and Foothills’ fifth year of participation.
The team will play six home games during the regular season over three Friday/Sunday doubleheader weekends.
As players and coaches make their transition to the Canadian Premier League, the Foothills FC are excited to announce that Leon Hapgood is taking over the men’s program in 2019, both as Head Coach and Technical Director.
“As the reigning National Champion, we have a lot of attention on the franchise and I am excited to continue the work that has been laid down in the previous years.
With many players with Cavalry FC and other CanPL franchises, the season ahead gives us an opportunity to look at the next crop of young players coming through,” said Hapgood, who has the top job after four years as an assistant coach.
“With a positive mindset, our goal is to go into every game and win it, we can go into the league and win it and we want to be consistent about that with the exact same mindset as the past.”
The team will open on the road in Seattle and Vancouver before hosting the Rovers for two games on Friday May 24th and Sunday May 26th.
“We are really happy with our schedule, and are looking forward to a tough test in Seattle in our opening fixture. Every team we play is strong and well coached. Our division always has success at the next level within the league and we look forward to defending our championship,” says coach Hapgood.
In addition, all home and away matches will be webcasted both live and archived throught the USL League Two’s Youtube links.
2019 Foothills FC Schedule
Friday, May 17 at Seattle Sounders FC U23 8:30pm
Sunday, May 19 at Vancouver TSS FC Rovers 3pm
Friday, May 24 Vancouver TSS FC Rovers 7pm
Sunday, May 26 Vancouver TSS FC Rovers 2pm
Friday, May 31 at Portland Timbers U23 8pm
Sunday, June 2 at Portland Timbers U23 3pm
Friday, June 7 Seattle Sounders FC U23 7pm
Sunday, June 9 Seattle Sounders FC U23 2pm
Friday, June 21 at Victoria Highlanders FC 8:15pm
Sunday, June 23 at Victoria Highlanders FC 3pm
Friday, July 5 at Lane United FC (Salem, Oregon) 8pm
Sunday, July 7 at Lane United FC (Salem, Oregon) 3pm
Friday, July 12 Victoria Highlanders FC 7pm
Sunday, July 14 Victoria Highlanders FC 2pm
ABOUT FOOTHILLS FC
Foothills FC has been operating in Calgary and competing in USL League Two, competing in the Northwest Conference since 2015. In 2018, Foothills captured the National Championship title of the U23 league. Foothills FC’s mandate is to be a bridge for the future stars of the game to develop and succeed in Canada, while providing our fans with a premier sporting experience.
ABOUT USL LEAGUE TWO
The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, USL League 2 features 72 teams within four conferences throughout the United States and Canada in 2019, including 18 teams affiliated with USL Championship or Major League Soccer clubs. The USL League 2 has proven to be an important stepping stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with 70 percent of all MLS draftees having League 2 experience.
(Photo Credits to Stuart Gradon, Total Soccer Project)