Oklahoma City FC News Release -- www.oklahomacityfc.com
Thursday, February 21, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City FC will hold tryouts for its PDL team beginning March 23. Players must be 16 years old to participate. Eligible players may register at oklahomacityfc.com.
Oklahoma City’s expansion PDL franchise will be coached by Jimmy Hampton, one of the most decorated amateur coaches in state of Oklahoma history. Hampton is the men’s and women’s head coach at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), compiling a combined 347-191-32 record. He also serves as the co-director of coaching for perennial power Oklahoma Football Club (OFC), where he has garnered 22 state championships. Billy Martin, assistant coach at Oklahoma City University (OCU), and Toni Orsi, assistant coach at USAO, will serve as Hampton’s PDL assistants.
Oklahoma City FC opens its inaugural PDL season on May 11 against the Austin Aztex at Stars Field on the campus of OCU. The PDL, with 65 franchises, is the largest organization of elite-level men’s soccer in North America. In the past five years, more than 70 percent of players selected in the MLS SuperDraft played in the PDL.
Oklahoma City FC is managed by Sold Out Strategies. Ticket information will be announced in March. For more information call (405) 232-7223 or go to oklahomacityfc.com.