Unbeaten on the day but a little shy of the sweep, FC Steel, wearing their trademark orange uniforms, were out in force on Sunday as all four of their teams competed in the opening round of the 2018 Rock Spring League.
Rock League is run by the Council Rock United Soccer Association (CRUSA) and offers both boys and girls leagues consisting of sixty-four divisions and almost 500 participating teams ranging from U9 up to U19. Most teams are from the suburban Philadelphia area and all games are scheduled for Sundays and run through early June.
FC Steel is the Lehigh Valley’s newest premier soccer alternative that started last year with only their ’06 Boys team. The ’06 Boys were hugely successful winning a few summer tournaments and, in their inaugural season, making it to the 2017 DELCO championship finals.
What a difference (almost) a year makes. Sunday, FC Steel unveiled three additional, quality teams and all looked sharp in their Rock League opener competing on the campus Penn State Lehigh Valley. FC Steel will use Penn State’s manicured fields and facilities as their home venue. Currently holding tryouts, FC Steel hopes to build into a total of 10-12 Boys and Girls teams for the upcoming fall season.
FC Steel Rock League Results (Week #1)
- FC Steel ’05 Girls defeated Vereinigung Erzgebirge Kanoniere ’05 Girls 9-0 (Warminster)
- FC Steel ’06 Boys Black defeated Hunter Hammers ’06 Boys 6-1 (Willow Grove)
- FC Steel 05/06 Girls defeated HVAA Fusion ’05 Girls (Huntington Valley /Abington)
- FC Steel ’06/’07 Boys Orange 1-1 draw v. YMS Arsenal ’06 Boys (Yardley)
UP NEXT: In addition to upcoming Rock League competition for all Steel teams, the FC Steel ’06 Boys Black continue on their quest for the State Cup. With a win on Saturday, April 21 against West-Mont, Black will advance to the next round of the State Cup playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
Good Luck Steel, the Source is with you!