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Brent Grube Joins AFC Mobile as Goalkeeping Coach

MOBILE, ALABAMA – Former AFC Mobile goalkeeper and current Mary G. Montgomery High School girls soccer coach Brent Grube will join the Club coaching staff as an assistant for the 2018 season, the club announced Sunday afternoon.

“Brent was a good player for us last year. I’m excited to have him moving to the coaching side of the organization,” said head coach Nate Nicholas. “He will be a great help to me and [assistant coach] Ruben Risco in helping prepare for games and practices on the goalkeeper side.”

Last season, Grube was part of AFC Mobile’s inaugural roster and started four games at goalkeeper, before suffering an injury in the offseason. He will now transition to goalkeeper coach on Nicholas’s staff this season.

“When I tore my ACL, I thought that my time with AFC Mobile was over,” said Grube. “Having played [goalkeeper] my entire career, I’m happy that I will be able to pass on my experience to AFC Mobile players. I am very excited to join the coaching staff and I look forward to the season.”

Grube joins the staff in time for AFC Mobile’s open tryouts on December 9 from 2:00-6:00 PM at Herndon (Sage) Park.

“In Brent, the club is able to get not just a good coach, but a good person. He displayed leadership in training and on the pitch last season,” stated AFC Mobile President Abram Chamberlain. “Being able to retain him as part of the AFC Mobile family is huge. We are extremely happy to have him continue with us as we move into our new season and our next chapter.”

Early registration is available online for $15.00 until December 8th and will be $25.00 for walk-up registration on December 9th.

Legion, Vinco take SASA Division One and Two Title

Mobile, Alabama — Roughly 80 fans filled the stands at Sage Park Sunday night to watch the South Alabama Soccer Association crown a new champion and see a team get promoted from Division Two to Division One.

In Division One, Legion FC knocked off J Adams in a tightly contested affair. Eddie Duarte scored the lone goal of the game just after the 30th minute mark to give Legion a 1-0 lead. J Adams nearly equalized at the end of the first half, but the shot went sailing just over the crossbar.

J Adams was on the front foot for most of the second half, pressing to snatch an equalizer. Legion bunkered in and were able to ward off attack after attack from the trailing team. Around the 60th minute Legion was called for a handball in the box, but J Adams couldn’t convert the penalty.

After 90 minutes, Legion keeper Alejandro Ojeda came away with a clean sheet and Legion FC were crowned SASA Champions.


In the Division Two title game, Vinco FC came back from a halftime deficit to beat Mobile Rovers 4-2. Mobile Rovers scored the first goal to open the game up. VFC’s Garrett Ost equalized to bring the game 1-1, but the Rovers scored once more directly before the first half ended to take a 2-1 lead heading into the second.

From that point on, it was all VFC. Russell Long scored a brace, and the Rovers scored an own goal as Vinco took home the the Division 2 Championship, which earns them a promotion to SASA’s Division One for the next season.