The Long Island Rough Riders will kickoff their United Women’s Soccer 2017 season schedule at home on May 13 against newcomer Western New York Flash.
The first of five home matches is set for a 5 p.m. start time and will be played at St. Anthony’s High School. A week later, the Rough Riders will host 2016 UWS runner-up New Jersey Copa FC before embarking on four consecutive road games: at Western N.Y. Flash, Rochester Lancers, Lancaster Inferno and New Jersey Copa.
Long Island plays three of its final four games of the regular season at home, concluding with the Lancaster Inferno on Sunday, July 16.
“We are excited to get back on the field and improve upon our performance from last year in the inaugural season of United Women’s Soccer,” said Steve Cadet, Rough Riders head coach. “Our second match in 2017 against the league runner ups will be a big, early test for us, and I’m looking forward to seeing our team meet the challenge head on.”
Long Island went 4-3-3 last season, finishing third in the East Conference with 15 points behind New Jersey Copa (8-1-1; 25 points) and New England Mutiny (6-0-4; 18 points). The Rough Riders boasted one of the top defenses in the league, tying for second best in goals against.
The Rough Riders offer many ticket options for home games in order to provide interactive fun and excitement for family and friends. Choose between family, team, and party packages to make your Rough Riders experience one to remember. For more information, visit: www.liroughriders.com.
|Sat., May 13||Western NY Flash||Saint Anthony’s HS||5 p.m. EDT|
|Sat., May 20||New Jersey Copa FC||Saint Anthony’s HS||5 p.m. EDT|
|Sat., June 3||@ Western NY Flash||Niagara University||7 p.m. EDT|
|Sunday, June 4||@ Rochester Lancers||Wegmans Sports Complex||1 p.m. EDT|
|Sunday, June 18||@ Lancaster Inferno||Millersville University||3 p.m. EDT|
|Sunday, June 25||@ N. Jersey Copa FC||Saint John Vianney HS||7 p.m. EDT|
|Friday, June 30||Rochester Lancers||Saint Anthony’s HS||5 p.m. EDT|
|Sat., July 8||@ New York Surf||SUNY Maritime||2 p.m. EDT|
|Friday, July 14||New York Magic||Saint Anthony’s HS||5 p.m. EDT|
|Sunday, July 16||Lancaster Inferno||Saint Anthony’s HS||1:30 p.m. EDT|