AFC Mobile – Mobile, Alabama’s soccer team – plays CD Motagua of New Orleans twice (6/4 in NOLA and 7/7 in Mobile). Here’s how CD Motagua looks this year.
CLUB: CD Motagua of New Orleans
NICKNAME: Blue Eagles
FALL RECORD: 10-0-2 (Champions)
HISTORY: In 1984, several former Honduran players founded Club Deportivo Motagua of New Orleans. The club is named after Club Deportivo Motagua of Tegucigalpa. When founded in New Orleans, CD Motagua played in New Orleans’s ISLANO league. During this time, many considered the ISLANO as a top soccer league in the United States. In addition to the GCPL, CD Motagua continues to compete in the ISLANO. Most importantly, they are the top team in the GCPL as they have won every GCPL title.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Reece Wilson, Forward (England)
MANAGER: Tony Martinez
BOTTOM LINE: CD Motagua is a tough squad. They are the first team from the Gulf Coast Premier League to play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Above all, their soccer intelligence and ball movement is difficult to match. Their roster combines a few young, athletic players with several players who have loads of experience, resulting in an explosive chemistry. Consequently, until proven otherwise, they are the best Tier 4 team not only in the Gulf Coast Premier League, but in the southeast.
HOME PITCH: Pan American Stadium, 194 Zachary Taylor Dr, New Orleans, LA 70130 (Capacity 5,000)
AFC MOBILE GAMES AGAINST CD MOTAGUA OF NOLA:
- June 4th at Pan America Stadium – 5:00 p.m. CDT
- July 7th at the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex – 7:00 p.m. CDT
AFC Mobile season passes are now available for purchase. Buy your season passes online today!
The 2017 AFC Mobile season includes five home games at the Archbishop Lipscomb Athletic Complex. Games will be played May 14th against the Gulf Coast Texans (of Pensacola), June 10th against Biloxi City FC, June 24th against Louisiana Fire SC, July 1st against Gaffa FC (of Jackson), and July 7th against CD Motagua (of New Orleans). All home games kick off at 7:00 PM.
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