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  • CLINTON, Miss. - The events of the previous year have been tough on everyone. However, the Mississippi Brilla FC staff is thankful to get the USL League Two season up and running again. Due to the generosity of a few sponsors, the club is pleased to announce that all Mississippi Brilla FC home games in 2021 will have free admission.

     

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  • As we move closer to the start of the 2021 Mississippi Brilla FC season, we'll take a look at the roster unit by unit. Today, Brilla's defenders and goalkeepers will be previewed.

     

    The Back Line

    Arturo Astorga (El Paso, Texas) is one of five Brilla returnees this season. He made 14 appearances for the club in the 2019 USL League Two season, tallying two goals and five assists. The attack-minded Texan finished his Azusa Pacific career with 27...

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  • Path to Pro: Thomas Vancaeyezeele

    According to the USL League Two website, more than 70 percent of MLS draftees since 2010 have had USL League Two experience. Mississippi Brilla FC is no different, as many Brilla players have gone on to play in the MLS, USL Championship, USL League One, and many other leagues around the world. Thomas Vancaeyezeele, a member of Brilla's 2017 USL League Two Final Four team, is one of the latest to use Brilla as a stepping stone on his Path to Pro journey.

     

    The Beginning

    Vancaeyezeele's career began in France, where he was a part of the SM Caen...

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  • Datti Jinkiri spent the 2019-20 and a large portion of the 2020-21 athletic seasons with the Gulf South Conference, where he served as the Sports Information Coordinator. While with the GSC, Jinkiri provided website and social media coverage for the conference's 17 sports. He also provided color commentary for the 2019 GSC Soccer Championships and acted as the on-site media contact for multiple other conference championship events.

    Jinkiri is a former Brilla intern. Over the course of four summers, he managed content for the team’s social media accounts, composed press releases for the team’s website, and performed play-by-play commentary for the...

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  • USL League Two recently announced its intent to return to competition in 2021, and the league followed up with its schedule release today. The 2020 USL League Two season was cancelled due to the global pandemic.
    Mississippi Brilla FC will be entering its 14th season in the league, and will be competing in the Mid South Division of the Central Conference. Familiar competition includes Texas United, Houston FC, Brazos Valley Calvary FC, Corpus Cristi FC, and AHFC Royals (Houston, TX). Little Rock Rangers (Arkansas) and Round Rock SC (Austin, TX) enter the Mid South...

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  • Brilla FC Alumni,
    You made an IMPACT on us and many others during your time with Brilla. Based on the memories that many of you shared, your life was also impacted by your summer in Mississippi. We want to give you an opportunity to IMPACT the next group of Brilla players and help give them the same experience that you had. Please watch this short video by former player and current head coach, Luke Sanford. Give a gift and get some Brilla drip this holiday season! Merry Christmas!
     
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    Contact

    Brilla Soccer Ministries
    P.O. Box 281
    Clinton, MS 39060
    Phone: 6019243475
    Fax: 601.488.0226
               

    Brilla Staff