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NJ COPA FC UWS Match Preview WK1

New Jersey Copa FC vs Coppermine United

Competition: United Women’s Soccer (UWS)

Kickoff Date/Time: Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7:30pm

Venue: Coppermine Norris Field, Baltimore, MD

New Jersey Copa FC will face off against Coppermine United on the road for their season opener this Saturday night.

Both teams are opening their season and looking to start off strong. This is the first time New Jersey Copa FC plays against Coppermine United this year before traveling back to Baltimore to face off again on June 11, 2022.

Last year, New Jersey Copa FC started their season off against the Rochester Lancers where they won 1-0. The team is looking to begin the year off strong, once again. New Jersey Copa FC UWS head coach, Massimo Cedraschi said, “We are expecting a fantastic season. The team is going to have a great performance, and we’re looking to make the playoffs this season.”

New Jersey Copa FC will look to build upon last year, as they ended the year just short of making the playoffs with a 4 - 2 - 4 record. When asked his expectations for the UWS team this year, Sporting Director Roberto Aguas said “As it is every year, we look to field a strong team of top collegiate and post-collegiate women. From our first year’s national final run, we continue to be focused on the progression and opportunity of women in the sport of soccer.”

New Jersey Copa FC gets to welcome back NWSL Draftee, and FC Copa Academy alum, Sydney Cummings this season. Sydney was selected by Racing Louisville as the 42nd pick this past December. As well as Sydney, the team is welcoming back, Isabella Castagnetti (GK, Holy Cross), Kelly Severini (D, Michigan State), Samantha Sturno (D, Marist College), Camille Bowen (D, Marist College), Jordyn Allen (D, University of Rhode Island), Farrell Pomponio (M, Georgian Court University), Caroline Caputo (M, NJIT), Danielle Etienne (M, Fordham University), Dana Costello (F, Monmouth University), and Emily Jozak (F, University at Albany). They are also welcoming back Jeanine Nunez (F, Adelphi University) from past seasons.

New Jersey Copa FC will play next on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at St. Joseph High School as they take on Lancaster Inferno. Admittance to home games is free for FC Copa Academy players and families. To purchase tickets Click Link

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About FC Copa

FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004, which has appeared in 31 state, 23 regional and eight national finals & championships. FC Copa is a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential. With three locations; FC Copa Rutgers (Middlesex County, New Jersey), FC Copa Millstone (Monmouth County, New Jersey) and FC Copa Brooklyn (Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, New York), FC Copa focuses on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa has one of the highest college placement rates in the country having placed over 365 students into over 188 collegiate programs. Over the course of 18 years, FC Copa has developed over 25 professional and national team players. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 competing in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa is a proud member of the USL Academy and the USYS National League Elite 64. FC Copa is a founding member of the USL Academy. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC teams competing in its collegiate programs (U20 and U23), USL League Two, New Jersey Copa FC Reserves, UWS and UWS2 teams.

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