• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • We at Brilla Soccer Ministries are ecstatic to announce the launch of our new website. Completely re-designed from scratch, the new site incorporates a clean, modern design with increased functionality and ease of navigation.

    Crema Design Studios was the company tasked with the redesign, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. 

    Scott Taylor, Brilla Vice-President said, “The new responsive design retains everything we liked about our old site and makes it better. We have features now that we didn’t have before that will really help us to be able to communicate more efficiently and effectively. Also, the ease of...

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  • McKeever Adds To PDL Coaching Staff

    In December, Mississippi Brilla FC announced Mark McKeever of Young Harris College as the Head Coach of its Premier Development League team. McKeever is scheduled to take the reigns of the team’s ninth season when it kicks off in May.

    McKeever recently added two components to his coaching staff in Matt Payne and Jordan Bell. Payne will serve as McKeever’s first assistant, while Bell will coach the goalkeepers.

    Payne currently serves as the Head Coach at Brewton-Parker College in Georgia. Originally from Georgia, Payne played collegiately for Coach Mark McKeever at Young Harris College. Following his college playing career, Payne...

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  • On Saturday, January 24, Brilla’s new coaching staff welcomed over 55 prospective players to tryouts at Arrow Field on the campus of Clinton High School. Newly appointed Brilla Head Coach, Mark McKeever, and his staff led instruction of the players involved. On the day, the coaches were able to observe players from all over the country. Additionally, there was an international feel to the potential playing squad. Many of the guys in attendance were from other countries but play collegiately here in the States. Given the diversity of the group welcomed in, the time on the field was very positive....

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