We are so pleased to have hosted the VERY FIRST professional soccer match in Warwick, NY! Your FSA PRO Foxes spent several months preparing for this very moment. Numerous tryouts, getting acquainted with new teammates as well as coaches, and going through some grueling training sessions all led up to their 1st ever United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) match vs. REAL NY FC.
Being interviewed about his personal impressions of our home debut in front of 300+ fans, Head Coach Michael Holzer takes us through the motions, recognizes a great development within the squad but also points out areas to improve for the upcoming games.
"We’ve played a very good first half in creating 7-8 big chances and scoring a great goal going into a 1-0 lead into halftime. The only really negative part was that we missed too many chances to extend the lead at half time," Holzer recaps our first 45 minutes in the UPSL.
As the night sky fell upon us, it seemed so did the Foxes play. They continued to play hard, but the match became a classic tale of two halves. REAL NY's experience and togetherness really began to show about 15 minutes into the second half.
"In the beginning and during the second half multiple key players suffered injuries in a short amount of time and we were forced to make a lot of changes in key positions that disrupted our flow in the game. Two great strikes from far distance were really the only chances Real NY had decided the game in their favor. It's a cruel way to lose in front of amazing fans and a great atmosphere," Holzer analysis the second period of the game which saw our team forced to trail a 1-2 on the scoreboard.
Your Foxes continued to battle all the way until the end, but we just couldn't get that second goal. The final whistle blew with the score ending in a 1-2 loss. So many of the Foxes had wonderful appearances and at the end of the day, the squad played together as a true team.
Coach Holzer's final statement was, "We will build on the first half and are excited to host Mass United FC next week. They're a very strong team and led the conference with 21 out of a total 24 points in the Spring. It will be a great game to watch for all the fans so they can see top-class soccer in Warwick."
You can purchase tickets for this weekend's game by using this link. We hope to see you at the Fox Den on Sept. 14 so you can come cheer on your Foxes! Doors open at 4:30PM!