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St. Louis Announces Open Tryouts
Set for Feb. 23-24 as Lions prepare for 2013 season

St. Louis Lions News Release -- www.stllions.com

Thursday, January 3, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The St. Louis Lions Soccer Club has announced it will hold Open Tryouts on February 23rd and 24th of 2013.

Tryouts for the St. Louis Lions Premier Development League (PDL) and reserve squad will be held from noon-5 p.m. The Location of the tryout will be announced at a later date. Anyone who wishes to tryout for the team must pre-register through the www.tonyglavin.com website. For more information please call the St. Louis Lions office at (636) 939-5151 or email stllions@sbcglobal.net with the word “Tryouts” in the subject line. There is a fee of $75 to register. Additional tryout details will be provided.

The St. Louis Lions are entering their eighth season in the PDL. The St Louis Lions provide an opportunity for players to be exposed to professional scouts throughout the United States and Internationally. Currently the Lions have assisted in placing twelve player’s into the professional ranks in the United States and Internationally.

In the past three years, 111 players from the PDL have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft, an average of more than 70 percent of the selections made. The leading amateur soccer league in North American, the PDL continues to offer the opportunity for growth and development during the summer as players work toward their goals of turning professional.

The PDL provides elite players the opportunity to participate in a higher level of competition while maintaining NCAA eligibility. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping stone for top soccer players now playing on MLS teams, including 2011 MLS Rookie of the Year C.J. Sapong (Reading United) and 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year Austin Berry (Chicago Fire PDL).

The St. Louis Lions season will begin in early May and run through August. For more information about the Lions and the PDL visit www.stllions.com or pdl.uslsoccer.com.

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