Days after announcing the departure of two-year head coach David Lindholm due to professional obligations, Kingston Stockade FC this week announced a name familiar to fans of the franchise as his replacement: The Jamal Lis-Simmons era is officially under way.
Kingston Stockade FC just completed its third season of semi-pro soccer, a campaign which by most measures came up short of the standard set one year earlier. The team saw its share of challenges on the field in 2018, and according to club chairman Dennis Crowley, it saw them off the field. too.
Despite a gutsy performance on both ends of the pitch, Kingston Stockade FC fell to the Brooklyn Italians on Saturday, a 1-0 result on the turf at LIU Brooklyn. A first-half defensive miscue led to the Brooklyn goal, but in spite of being red-carded down to 10 men midway through the second half, Kingston threatened to come back right up until the very end.
Kingston Stockade FC had its first ever taste of US Open Cup action on Wednesday night, falling to the Long Island Rough Riders 6-3 in double overtime on a chilly night in Massapequa Park. Kingston went up 2-0 before the Rough Riders found their rhythm in the second half.
Kingston Stockade FC’s third season in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is just around the corner, with the first official game taking place when the Rhode Island Reds visit Dietz Stadium on Saturday, May 12. But first, a friendly followed by a trip to Long Island for the club’s first-ever appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Kingston Stockade FC semi-pro soccer returns to Dietz Stadium early next month, but the team will see its first unofficial action of the 2018 season this Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. when they head to Poughkeepsie to take on the NCAA Division I Marist Red Foxes men’s soccer team.
Few of the players who turned up on Saturday morning will get a call to come work with the first unit, and even fewer might get into a Stockade game this season. But with the team looking to build not only for the present, but also the future, club officials were pleased with what they saw on the frosty Dietz grounds.
U.S. Soccer this week announced the first-round pairings for the 105th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, with Kingston Stockade FC set to hit the road when it battles the Long Island Rough Riders Soccer Club of the Premier Development League (PDL) on Wednesday, May 9.
After months of rigorous training, much of it indoors and behind closed doors, Kingston Stockade FC will open its third-ever season with a couple of friendlies, a warm return to the friendly confines of Dietz Stadium, and will then open the year by playing in the 105th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup just days before the National Premier Soccer League season gets underway.
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is just a few months into its long offseason, but the expansion which led