Virginia Beach City FC’s Home Opener Set for Saturday Doubleheader
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 1, 2017) – After being on the road for the first two weeks of the season, both the NPSL and WPSL sides for Virginia Beach City FC play host to Legacy 76 at VB Sportsplex for a doubleheader, Saturday at Virginia Beach Sporstplex Stadium.
Kickoff for the WPSL match is set for 4:30 p.m., while the NPSL kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased for $7 online or $9 at the box office the day of the match.
Full variety of concessions can be found on gameday as well. Details HERE.
Both teams will look to defend their turf in front of the home crowd Saturday after both ending each of their respective seasons in 2016 with a win at VB Sportsplex.
The men ended their NPSL campaign last year going three-games unbeaten to round out the home campaign, narrowly missing out on the NPSL playoffs.
This year VB City FC (1-0-1, 4 points) has had a much more positive start to the season having drawn one result to open the year at Legacy 76 and winning their most recent at FC Fredericksburg last weekend.
The women ended 2016 with a 3-0 win versus ASA Charge FC at VB Sportplex.
The WPSL side for Virginia Beach City FC (0-2-1, 1 point) will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak against a team VB City earned a clean sheet against in a scoreless draw to open the WPSL season on May 13.
Players to Watch for:
Defender Chad Kozoyed
5’11’ – 180 pounds – Longwood University
As one of our only members on the squad to actively play Division I soccer and a Suffolk, Virginia native, Chad Kozoyed looks to burst on the scene for Virginia Beach City FC this summer as we look to qualify for the NPSL playoffs.
In 2016, Kozoyed saw action in all 19 Longwood Lancers matches, making three starts, totally 370 minutes as a junior.
Chad has already started both matches this season, going the full 90 in both of them.
Look for him to be a key member of the backline limiting our opponent’s opportunities.
Forward Alex Davidson
5’7’ – Old Dominion University
A hometown striker (Frank W. Cox High) with a knack for scoring goals around the penalty area, Alex Davidson, who just finished here freshman year at Old Dominion University in nearby Norfolk, VA sets her sights on continuing to have the same type of success here at VB City FC this summer as she had at ODU this past semester.
Davidson, as a freshman, played in 16 games totaling 2 goals on 17 shots.
She came as a highly touted recruit after being named a 2016 All-American udring her senior year of high school.
She declined bigger schools offers in order to stay close to family here at home.
She’s already registered a goal in the season-opener on the road against the Richmond Kickers. We hope there’s many more to come this summer.