Match Preview | #VBvALX
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 03:00 PM
Virginia Beach City FC enters the weekend squaring off against Alexandria Reds on Saturday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. ET at Powhatan Field; the first match of the 2022 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Regular Season.
How Can I Follow The Match?
Fans can attend the match at Powhatan Field located at 4251 Powhatan Ave, Norfolk, VA 23529. Tickets are five dollars online or at the door. The match can also be viewed by supporters near and far on the club’s profile on elevensports.com in English.
VB City FC News
Virginia Beach City FC enters the 2022 campaign with a new and invigorated squad from last year when the First Team finished with a 2-6-2 record. The club spent the off-season searching for a new Head Coach which they narrowed down to Belgian Stephane Thys. Thys joins the club boasting a career resume that has not yet been injected into the organization. Thys played eight years at the pro level in Europe, among five different clubs; most notably with FC Metz alongside legends Franck Ribery and Emmanuel Adebayor.
VB City FC then rebuilt the team with a mixture of experience and development as long-time names in the club with the likes of Prince Idornigie, CJ Coulson, Preston Bremus, Trevor Knight, Jesse Miralrio, and Ty Stallins join VB City FC Academy products Dom Hankle, Joel Albritton, Ryan Mahon, Arnold Rutkauskas, Josh Condit, and Alex Berry. The club also brought back a core of new faces from last year in Alex Moody, Shariff Secka, John Waller, and Zach Johnson. Coaches and Administrators are very excited about the squad assembled this year with even more signings planned ahead.
Alexandria Reds Notes
Alexandria Reds enter their first season in the NPSL going toe-to-toe with the Conference’s longest tenured club. The Reds were built 50 years ago as a youth club and now in 2022, introduce semi-pro soccer to their program line. Alexandria will be led by Head Coach Will Hanna.
Per the club’s website, ”Hanna has a proven track record of success and player development. As head coach of ASA's APL team over the past several years he's looking forward to the new challenge NPSL will bring.”