Foothills WFC’s Undefeated Record Faces Big Test in Colorado this Saturday

Foothills WFC continues its road to achieving another Western Conference title by travelling to Colorado Springs to face the Colorado Pride this Saturday night. The local heroes are 4-0 while the Pride is 0-4 halfway through the 2019 season.

After three weeks of home cooking and home winning, Foothills WFC faces its remaining West opponent in the Pride, who they defeated in the Mile High state 3-0 last year, days after a disappointing 2-2 draw at home after they lead 1-0 and 2-1 during the match.

Foothills WFC Head Coach Troye Flannery says the Pride is a physical and athletic team.

“A.J. (Adcock) is quite a good coach. They’ve got some positive attributes in the final third. They have some attacking players that can be profound if give time and space.”

“I was disappointed in our performance at home (in the tie) and when you leave teams with good quality coaches that are going to punish you.”

“We had a good performance away from home and we will have to do it again. It’s going to be very difficult. We aren’t going to surprise anyone anymore,” says coach Flannery.

The Pride was one of the founding teams in the United Women’s Soccer National League in 2016. They took 2017 off but returned the following year with a 1-7-2 record.

Foothills WFC hits the road this weekend fully healthy after some of the backliners were out earlier in June. This forced some rotation of the squad and the importing of centreback Shalla Kadima, a paramedic from Edmonton, who played a key role clearing balls away against the L.A. Galaxy and Santa Clarita Blue Heat.

The Foothills WFC and Pride coaches know each other well and there is a trophy involved in the rivalry.

“We are calling it the Altitude Cup, the winners home and away get this trophy,” Flannery says, “It’s just the kind of relationship A.J. and I have. He is one of my favorite personalities in the league.”

The table says his team is 4-0 but Flannery doesn’t even look.

“We just have to keep going, none of that matters. It’s a very difficult league. I know we just have to win the next game.”

Foothills WFC Emily Burns was named the UWS league keeper of the week after consecutive shutouts at home. Those performances brought her goals against average down to 0.25.

Coach Flannery says Burns is a superb shot stopper.

“This is here third year in the league so she isn’t intimidated by the standard or the opposition. She provides a sense of calm for the rest of the team.”

The Foothills WFC vs Colorado Pride match will be webcast at https://mycujoo.tv/video/colorado-pride

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ABOUT FOOTHILLS WFC

Foothills WFC has been operating in Calgary and competing in the United Women’s Soccer National league, competing in the Western Conference since 2017. Last season, Foothills captured the Western regular season title and travelled to Michigan for the 2018 nationals where they lost to the eventual champions, the Houston Aces in the semifinal. Foothills WFC’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.

Foothills FC would like to thank all its sponsors including our jersey and game day sponsors: Telus, PetroTranz, Rogers Insurance, Secure Energy, FieldSafe Solutions and Strikers Soccer

ABOUT UWS

The league was formed late in 2015 under the belief that there was a gap in the development of the female soccer player between the collegiate game and the professional & international game.

A dedicated Tier 2 league was needed. UWS will fill that gap with a summer competitive season that will help the collegiate player evolve & enhance their game for fall competition while giving the post-collegiate player a chance to further develop for the professional & international ranks.

For additional information go to www.foothillsfc.ca or

Contact 2019 media coordinator: David Standish at 403-860-1235 or dave@gofoothills.ca

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