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SGFC Eagles New Players in training with other
 players in preparation of new season
The management of SGFC Eagles Maryland has expressed delight and satisfaction for the new players added to the team who were picked at the just concluded try-outs earlier in the month.

This is to freshen up the season prior to the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL), with their opener this weekend against Upper Derby Football Club of New Jersey at the Montgomery Blair Stadium and the American Soccer League (ASL) which starts in July. 

According to the Technical Director, Richard Opanuga, while speaking with www.sportflames.com correspondent in United States, "The lads were successful during the try-outs selections, though it was really a very tough decision before we could select these few players."

Richard Opanuga with other coach discussing
Technical tactics for the team
"We have over 70 players for the try-outs and the energy, as well as commitments displayed is really unbelievable. This shows there are so much talents right now in the country who are hungry for success because there is so much pain right now as United States would not be at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and we have picked the best among the trialist," he concluded.

Obinna Iloka, the tall 'Captain Fantastic' of SGFC Eagles also appreciates the efforts of the management targeted at ensuring success this season, "because we have always excelled when it comes to the round leather game, we have trust in the team's leadership and just want to congratulate and welcome the new players to the team and family.

"Having trained with them, I really like their pace and composure, I know surely they will be a great asset to the club and also look forward to sharing the field and building many great memories with you guys, once again welcome boys and see you on Sunday, "Obinna enthused.



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Speaking with one of the new players, Junior Velasquez, a skillful and energetic midfielder thanked the club for the opportunity given to him to play for the club side.

"Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this great team with rich history of football achievements and I also see myself lucky to be part of the few players picked and be able to play with you guys. 

"I will do my best to help this team lift up as many trophies as we can, I believe we’ll be successful as a team and most importantly as a famfamil. I can’t wait to play under our captain Obinna Iloka to learn more and improve my game, see you guys on Sunday." He stated.

The Technical department of SGFC Eagles has decided to adopt the 4 - 5 - 1 formation in their league opener at the Montgomery Blair Stadium against Upper Derby of New Jersey and would build attack from the defence line with quick passes.

The newly signed players include: Dave Leonard (GK), Junior Velasquez (MF), Jose Isidoro (GK), Max Cabral (DF), Ivan Sarpien (MF), Yusuf Mukhael (AMF), and Mario Sunday Idolor (DMF).





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