Foothills WFC’s Final Home Game of 2019 can Springboard them to Another Conference Title
It is all in their hands.
Foothills WFC have destiny in their control as a win this Sunday against the Colorado Pride (0-6) will give the team their second United Women’s Soccer National League’s Western Conference title in a row.
After their hard fought draw on the road in Los Angeles against the L.A. Galaxy OC Women’s team this past Sunday, Foothills WFC’s match at Mount Royal University’s stadium field at 2pm is the final obstacle to get through to equal or go beyond their 2018 success.
Foothills WFC forward and former team Canada selection Alex Lamontagne says her team is flying right now.
“We are really connected and have chemistry on and off the pitch. I’m really proud of us.”
Her coach Troye Flannery says while the Pride is winless at the moment, the wrong way to approach training this week would be to become complacent and assume things about their opponents.
“The answer is easy, the process can be more difficult,” he says. “A great saying I heard was fools assume, so we are fools if we assume that this weekend is going to be easy or that we think we have the job done. Colorado is going to want to finish their season strong.”
“There is no point in travelling unless you intend on putting your best foot forward.”
So he says the right way to go about it is business as usual.
“Keep your foot on the rung of the ladder and keep your eye on the next rung. If we win we are conference champions and if we don’t we’re not. If that doesn’t motivate you, not much will. So this week at training it will be what I usually demand, which is competitiveness, some intensity and some fight. “
The Pride will be playing in Regina against Queen City United Friday night then travelling west for the Sunday match. Coach Flannery says they expect a great fight from Colorado to close out their season.
“Pride is in their name. They are a great club, good youth structure, with a quality coach. Sometimes the wins and losses don’t paint the full picture of how teams are and I expect a good game from them.”
Foothills WFC captain and third year veteran Yvonne Northover says her team is peaking at the right time and would love to win the title at home.
“We are all really excited and want it more than ever. The ultimate goal is to repeat as conference champions.”
“All the supporters have been great all year and we are hoping for a great crowd on Sunday.”
The Galaxy and Santa Clarita Blue Heat face each other on Saturday night. If there is a winner then that team would take the Western title if Foothills WFC falters. If their match is a draw, then Foothills WFC only needs a single point on Sunday to clinch the top spot.
Who: Foothills WFC
What: Facing the Colorado Pride in the regular season finale
Where: Mount Royal University’s stadium field
When: Sunday at 2pm MT
Why: To see Foothills WFC hopefully clinch another Western Conference Title
Media Opportunity: Foothills WFC will be training at the Foothills Fieldhouse at 111 Exploration Avenue on Wednesday and Thursday night from 7:30pm-9:00pm and from 4:00pm:-5:15pm on Saturday. All media are invited to film or photograph the session and get interviews with players and coaches.
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, Field Safe Solutions and Strikers Soccer
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.