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  • by Datti Jinkiri 

    Brilla coach Mark McKeever continues to add to the international flavor of the team with the recent additions of Newton Henry and Andre Scott.  Both hail from Jamaica, and both will be expected to contribute to Brilla’s tenth season in the Premier Development League this summer. 

    Henry, from Clarendon, just finished a stellar sophomore season at the University of Mobile.  The striker scored 13 goals and racked up 5 assists in 19 matches for the Rams.  He finished first on the team in goals and second in assists.  Henry was instrumental in the Rams finishing with 11...

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  • by Datti Jinkiri

    Brilla coach Mark McKeever has used his UK connections to help him land two more prospects for Brilla.  University of Maryland Baltimore County's Tom Paul and Southwestern Christian University's Adam Butler will be joining the club this summer.  

    Paul is a sophomore defender from Stalybridge, England.  He started the match in his only appearance of this past season.  Before that, he logged nine matches and three starts in a freshman season that saw him help lead UMBC to the NCAA College Cup semifinals.  He capped that season off by being named Freshman of the Year.  Paul has...

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  • by Datti Jinkiri

    Brilla's team for the upcoming season continues to develop as opening day nears.  Coach Mark McKeever has now added two talented players from the University of Nebraska-Omaha to his squad.  Jake McCain and Noor Hamadi will be on their way to Clinton in the coming weeks.  Both were college teammates of Logan Mendez and Josh Christensen, key members of Brilla's playoff team last season.

    McCain played in 14 games and started 11 games for the Mavericks.  The junior defender played a vital role in a defense that had a 1.10 goals against average in conference play.  He...

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  • McKeever Brings In Trio of Talent

    By Datti Jinkiri

    Brilla coach Mark McKeever continues to make additions to his 2016 roster by bringing in some more fine talent from around the country. Cillian Thompson, Brandon Hall, and Buran Huseini will be making their way to Mississippi this summer, and all will be looking to make their way into the starting 11.

    Thompson completed his college career at Belhaven University, where in three seasons, he totaled 21 goals and six assists. The midfielder scored a career high 13 goals in his senior season and led the Blazers to an appearance in the NCCAA Final Four. He was...

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  • by Datti Jinkiri

    Brilla coach Mark McKeever has made three more additions to his ever growing squad.  He is shoring up the defense by adding goalkeepers Brendan Ledgeway and Jake Leeker.  Midfielder Kenneth Kauker will also be an addition to the already solid midfield. 

    Ledgeway played Division II soccer at the University of Montevallo.  The man from York, England was named First and Second Team All-Conference, Conference All-Tournament team, NSCAA Region Second Team All-Region, NCAA Region First Team All-Region and Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year during his storied career.  Ledgeway also holds previous PDL experience, as he was...

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  • On April 6, the United States Soccer Federation announced the first round match-ups for the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer’s national club championship, is an annual knockout competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion annually since 1914.

    Wednesday’s announcement was exciting as each team learned who their first round opponent would be, as well as the location of that match. Brilla was excited to learn that they will be hosting CD Motogua New Orleans on...

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