Med City FC is pleased to release its schedule for the 2019 National Premier Soccer League season. The team is into its third season in the league and has expanded its schedule to include more games and to last longer into the summer.
“We’re excited to be playing in such a strong and well-respected league,” said Med City FC General Manager Frank Spaeth. “In just two seasons, our conference has established itself among the best in the NPSL and we plan to continue to be a competitive part of that.”
The Mayhem will kick off their season at home with a non-conference game against St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Granite City FC at the Rochester Regional Stadium at Rochester Community and Technical College. This will be a tough test, Spaeth says, because many of the team’s players will not have arrived or will have just arrived that day. It will give the early arrivals the chance to stake their claim in future line-ups.
Med City FC then opens its conference schedule with a trip to Sioux Falls, SD, to take on Sioux Falls Thunder FC. The first home conference game of the season will take place on Thursday, May 23 as LaCrosse, Wisconsin-based LC Aris FC comes to Rochester to face the Mayhem.
June will feature five home games, including a match against local side Rochester FC and another against conference rival Duluth FC, which played its way all the way to the NPSL national semi-finals last season. Starting with its last home match in June, Med City FC will switch venues from RCTC to Mayo High School due to the turf at the college’s stadium being resurfaced.
Home matches in July include a visit by conference foe Minnesota TwinStars FC, as well as a non-conference game at the end of the month against the Omaha, Nebraska-based Nebraska Bugeaters. Plans are still being made for the game on Saturday, July 14, but if everything falls into place it will mark Med City FC’s first international match!
“We can’t wait for the season to start,” said Spaeth. “We’ve got a good core of last year’s team returning and we’re focusing on filling the remaining few roster spots with players from southeast Minnesota and around the world. We’re going to continue to bring the highest-level soccer to Rochester as we look to bolster the world’s game in our own backyard.”
Spaeth also notes that in addition to an expanded season the team is also offering a variety of new ticket packages. The goal, he says, is to continue to grow the team’s fan base as it seeks to be among the top 25 teams in the league in terms of attendance.