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  • June 8, 2019

    Despite relinquishing the first goal, Mississippi Brilla FC (4-1-2) rallied to put away the AHFC Royals (0-4-3) to earn their fourth win of the season and close out the first half of the 2019 season.

    The first half of the match finished scoreless after both teams attempted to find space behind the opposing defensive lines.

    Brilla FC had a handful of chances on goal that just missed wide, but the team continued to pressure AHFC’s back line, growing more confident throughout the match.

    After the start of the second half, AHFC Royals took control of the board...

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  • MAY 29, 2019

    After a three-game series against Texas United, Mississippi Brilla FC (2-0-1) hosted Corpus Christi FC (2-1) at home and took its first loss as they fell to Corpus Christi FC 6-3.

    Both teams broke into the match early with stiff physicality and a willingness to attack the goal.

    However, a seven-minute spree gave Corpus Christi its four goals of the first half with four different players find the net, leaving Brilla down 4-0 after the 28th minute. 

    After the mandatory water break, Brilla FC’s Nicolas Cam reined in Mississippi’s lone goal in the first half at the...

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  • Saturday, May 18

    CLINTON, Miss. – After securing an opening night 2-0 victory over TX United on Thursday, Mississippi Brilla FC and the visitors from Dallas tangled up again on Saturday evening in Clinton. The home team scored early and often on it’s way to a 7-1 drubbing and a perfect 2-0 record to start the season.

    Only 2 minutes into the contest, Nicolas Cam started off his spectacular night with a through ball to Victor Pimentel who calmly placed the ball to the right of the goalkeeper and into the back of the net. The early goal was only...

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  • MAY 16, 2019

    Mississippi Brilla FC (1-0-0) kicked off the 2019 season in front of a large opening day crowd, defeating Texas United 2-0.

    Starting the match off with several strong surges towards the Texas United goal, Brilla FC was unable to take advantage of two early corner kick opportunities.

    However, a strong effort by the Brilla defense and goalkeeper Alex Iglesias kept Texas United off the scoreboard.

    Two caution cards were issued in the first half, one to Mississippi Brilla FC’s Duncan Storey in the 33rd minute and Texas United’s Dominique Kosseh in the 44th minute.

    The second half for...

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  • May 15, 2019
    With the start of summer comes the start of a new season for Mississippi Brilla FC. 

    Now part of the new USL League Two, Brilla FC finds itself surrounded by newness. From Coach Luke Sanford, the team’s new head coach, and new division, moving from the Deep South Division to the Mid South Division, Brilla will look to improve on their 8-2-4 record.
     
    Last season, Brilla FC just missed the post season, but the team did progress to the third round of the US Open Cup after defeating Indy Eleven of the USL Championship. Brilla FC eventually fell to Nashville...

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  • In preparation for its 13th season, Mississippi Brilla FC has announced two additions to first year Head Coach Luke Sanford’s coaching staff. Joining Sanford on the sidelines this season will be Douglas Oliveira and Humberto Pelaez. Oliveira has been named Assistant Coach, while Pelaez will handle goalkeeper coaching duties.
    Oliveira, originally from Campinas, Brazil, is no stranger to Head Coach Luke Sanford or USL League 2. Oliveira played for Coach Sanford at Indiana Wesleyen, where he was a standout defender. He also played three years for the Charlotte Eagles in USL League 2 (formerly the PDL),...

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