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Cape assists soccer team start-up

January 7, 2012
Special to the Breezenewspapers , Lehigh Acres Citizen

City of Cape Coral representatives will join a local group led by businessman J.P. Terrasi to announce the establishment of a new amateur soccer team in Cape Coral.

The announcement is at 3 p.m. on Monday just outside of City Council offices.

The new team has taken the name of Cape Coral Hurricanes. Terrasi has been working for the past 18 months with the United Soccer League, and Terrasi expects to be awarded an official franchise at the end of 2012.

The Hurricanes plan to use Cape Coral High School as its home field.

The Hurricanes will play in the USL's Premier Development League. The PDL is the top Under-23 men's league in North America.

The USL will permit the Hurricanes to play an exhibition schedule this spring and summer all over the state most likely against future opponents in the PDL's Southern Conference, Southeast Division.

Terrasi indicated he will unveil the team logo and introduce Mick Whitewood as the Hurricanes' coach. Whitewood, who recently coached the Ida Baker boys' varsity team, will lay out the schedule for upcoming tryouts tentatively planned for Jim Jeffers Park.



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