Express Also Forming Reserve Team
Newark, N.J. (Thursday, March 12, 2009) – The Ironbound Express of the USL Premier Development League announce today three tryout dates for players interested in joining their 2009 roster. The Ironbound Express concurrently announce the formation of their official reserve team, the Ironbound Warriors.
Starting this Sunday, the Express will conduct three tryout sessions at Lubetkin Field at NJIT. The tryouts will be conducted the next three Sundays in March from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This Saturday, March 14th, the team will also be holding a tryout from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at NJIT for their newly-established Ironbound Warriors, a U-23 reserve team. The fee for each player interested in trying out will be $20 and due the day of the tryout. For further information regarding tryouts, players can call Express Vice President Dennis Wilson at 973-364-0605.
The Ironbound Express played their inaugural season in the PDL last summer. In just their first year of existence, the team reached the Eastern Conference playoffs and had three players named to the All-Eastern Conference Team. Following the 2008 season, the Express had eight players spend time with professional clubs. All-Eastern Conference selection Jerrod Laventure and midfielder Edison Bilbao currently play with the New Jersey Ironmen indoor team of the Xtreme Soccer League, while midfielder Jonathan Bilbao has spent time training with the Ironmen. Additionally, All-Eastern Conference selections Tomer Chencinski and Joseph Ruesgen, midfielder Teddy Niziolek and midfielder Chris Karcz also played overseas after the PDL season concluded. After a stellar year at St. John’s, goalkeeper Neal Kitson was selected by the Kansas City Wizards in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
Last summer, the Express traveled to Portugal to play in a series of exhibitions, and the team will travel to the Ukraine this summer. All players on the active roster will be given the opportunity to display their talent for a possible European contract.
Stay tuned to the team website at www.ironboundexpresssc.com for all of the latest updates regarding the Ironbound Express.