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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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  • Fresh off yesterday’s announcement of a new head coach, Mississippi Brilla FC today unveiled its USL League Two schedule for 2019. Coach Luke Sanford will lead a team coming off another successful season, hoping to improve upon their 8-2-4 record from 2018. The 2018 squad also advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open Cup following a victory over Indy Eleven of the USL Championship.

    The 2019 season will see a move back to the familiar Mid South Division of the Southern Conference. Brilla last competed in the Mid South Division in 2017, and will...

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  • Mississippi Brilla FC announced today that Luke Sanford has been appointed the Head Coach of the USL League Two Team. Mississippi Brilla will enter its 13th season in the league with its 5th head coach. Sanford replaces Mark McKeever after 4 seasons.

    Sanford recently completed his 4th year at the helm of Indiana Wesleyan University. During those 4 years he has led IWU to the NAIA national quarterfinals, the Crossroads League regular season and tournament championships, and a #9 NAIA national ranking. Sanford has also guided the development of 4 NAIA All-Americans, 3 Crossroads League Players of the Year,...

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  • Mississippi Brilla FC recently announced that Head Coach Mark McKeever will not be returning for the 2019 USL League Two (formerly PDL) season. The club has begun its search for a new head coach.

    “Coach Mark McKeever did an outstanding job during his four year tenure with our club,” said Executive Director Rusty Bryant. “We wish him nothing but the best as he begins the next chapter of his coaching career. Coach Mark will always be a part of the Brilla family.”

    McKeever took the reigns of Mississippi Brilla FC in 2015 and compiled a 28-14-15 record over four seasons....

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  • GIVING TUESDAY IS COMING

    Giving Tuesday is almost here! 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. Last year over 300 million dollars were donated to non-profits on Giving Tuesday alone!

    Over the last 2 years we have designated our Giving Tuesday gifts to special projects such as Brilla Costa Rica and our Urban Soccer Project. This year our Giving Tuesday gifts...

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  • Mississippi Brilla FC narrowly missed out on a playoff spot, but put an exclamation point on the season with a 2-1 victory over Peachtree City MOBA on Sunday night in Clinton. After learning their postseason fate following some unfavorable results in other games on Saturday night, Brilla capped off an 8-2-4 season with a win in front of their home fans on a muggy Sunday night.

    After a convincing 6-0 win over MOBA just two days earlier, Brilla conceded an early goal to find themselves down 1-0. In the 14th minute, MOBA’s Dennis Pyetsukh’s cross...

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