Mississippi Brilla FC continues to build its roster for the 2015 Premier Development League season with the additions of Juan Ibarra and Perica Obradovic. Both players are coming off of strong college seasons in which they led their teams to NAIA national rankings. Ibarra’s UT-Brownsville team finished 24-1 with a #2 final ranking. Their lone defeat came in the national championship match. Obradovic helped guide Oklahoma Wesleyan to a #23 national ranking and a 14-5-2 record.
Ibarra is a native of Brownsville, TX, and scored 3 goals for his hometown college team in the Fall. Mississippi will...Mississippi Brilla FC has added three players from the University of Northwestern Ohio to its Premier Development League squad. The trio led their team to a 17-5-2 record in route to the NAIA semi-finals.
Carlos Garces, a sophomore midfielder from Cali, Columbia, earned 2nd Team NAIA All-American honors while tallying 8 goals and 10 assists. He was also named to the NSCAA All-Mideast Region Team.
"Carlos is a player who will be able to do the simple things at a very high level,” said Brilla Head Coach Mark McKeever. "He has...Saez and Flores sign with Mississippi
Mississippi Brilla FC continues to add to its 2015 Premier Development League team with the announcement of two college standouts originally from Santiago, Chile. Manuel Saez will be returning for a second season, while Ignacio Flores becomes the first new signing announced for the upcoming season.
Saez is coming off a strong Junior season at Hannibal-LaGrange University where he was named First Team All-Conference in the American Midwest Conference. The forward posted a team high 29 points off of 10 goals and 9 assists. Saez...
Buffington, Roberson, and Durr sign to play with their home team.
During an offseason of change for Mississippi Brilla FC, familiarity can only bring comfort. Following a coaching change in December and a host of new players set to be announced in the coming weeks, the Premier Development League team will have quite a different look when it takes the field in May. However, three local fan favorites will be returning to usher in the new era.
“As the highest level of soccer in Mississippi, we want to be a team that local kids dream of playing for one...
As Mississippi Brilla fielded division championship teams from 2009-2011, a characteristic of those teams was the ability to retain key players from year to year. The 9th year Premier Development League team believes it is on pace to surpass the success of those previous teams with the signing of a number of veterans. The first of those commitments, pending USL approval, are defenders Cedric Muteshi and Dustin Ashley. Also among the first group of returning players to be announced is forward Lucas Almeida and midfielder Tom Gavin.
“We wanted to give our new coach, Mark McKeever, lots of freedom to bring...
The United Soccer Leagues have announced the Premier Development League alignment and schedule for 2015. Mississippi Brilla will remain in the Southern Conference’s Mid-South Division, which has been reduced to four teams after the 2014 division champion Austin Aztex’s move to USL PRO. The remaining members in the division are the Laredo Heat, the Houston Dutch Lions, and the Midland/Odessa Sockers.
New head coach Mark McKeever will look to start strongly, but it won’t be an easy task as Brilla will open the 2015 campaign with back-to-back games in Laredo against the 2014 division runners-up Heat on May 23rd and 25th....