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  • Mississippi Brilla FC announced today that Head Coach Luke Sanford will be returning for his second year with the USL League Two club. Sanford was appointed as the club’s fifth head coach last February, and compiled a 6-3-5 record in his first season at the helm. 
    “Coach Luke had a short amount of time to build his team last year, and did a great job leading us to compete for a playoff spot through the end of the season,” said Executive Director Rusty Bryant. “He has been working hard for the past several months to put...

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  • Giving Tuesday is approaching! Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving to non-profits (like Brilla Soccer Ministries) that is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday helps non-profits kick off their charitable giving season, when people typically begin to focus on their end of the year giving. This year, Giving Tuesday will be on December 3rd.

     

    Each year, we specify an area of our ministry where all Giving Tuesday gifts will be focused. This year, 100% of our Giving Tuesday gifts will go towards our Urban Soccer Project. Last year, we were...

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  • Where are they now?

    From Mississippi to Iceland…

    Yes! You read that correctly…Iceland! Kaelon Fox isn’t from Iceland. He is from Georgia. However, after what transpired over the last 6 months, his new friends in Iceland may want him to consider their country as his new home.

    Kaelon had a successful college career at the University of Kentucky and then Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. Following a couple of trials with USL professional teams (Seattle Sounders 2 and Charlotte Independence), Kaelon’s journey brought him to Mississippi in the summer of 2018. Kaelon was a...

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  • After battling for two draws on the road against a talented Brazos Valley Cavalry FC team (9-0-2), Mississippi Brilla FC (6-3-5) hosted the team from Texas to close out the 2019 season.

    After holding its own for much of the first half, a penalty kick in the 29th minute gave Cavalry FC an early 1-0 lead only to be answered by two more before the end of the first half.

    Brilla FC showed life after a well-put together goal from Harry Reilly to Sondre Olsen in the 56th minute for Brilla’s lone goal on the evening.

    Brazos Valley Cavalry FC...

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  • Sunday, June 16, 2019

    CLINTON, Miss. – Mississippi Brilla FC and Houston FC tangled for the second time over the weekend in Clinton, and, once again, the home side came out on top. Following up on their 3-1 victory on Friday, Brilla finished the two-game home stand with a 2-0 win on a rainy Sunday night.

    Brilla controlled the game from start to finish, and never really felt threatened over the 90-minute contest. Brilla kept possession for most of the match, and outshot the visitors from Houston by a count of 23-4. Houston’s goalkeeper, Jacob Madden, kept things from getting...

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  • JUNE 14, 2019

    Mississippi Brilla FC (5-1-2) stays on top of the USL League Two Mid-South Division after defeating Houston FC 3-1.

    Houston FC (1-4-2) struck first after a goal in the 15th minute putting Brilla instantly in recovery mode.

    Staying focused, Brilla continued to pressure the goal after many stops from Houston’s keeper, but Victor Pimentel found the back of the net after receiving a great cross from Arturo Astorga in the 31st minute. Astorga’s left footed cross found Pimentel in the air for the header.

    Pimentel’s goal evened up the match, but his second goal gave Brilla FC the lead. After receiving...

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