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« on: May 20, 2009, 09:09:58 PM »

New Britain, Connecticut
20th May 2009

New Reds Head Coach Chris Bart-Williams will lead team vs. "friendly" former mentor

The Boston Breakers of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) and the SoccerPlus CT Reds of the East Conference of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) have announced a friendly match to be played at Veteran's Memorial Stadium (New Britain, CT) on Monday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m. The Boston Breakers will travel to the Red's home pitch for this Memorial Day friendly match.

The Breakers feature a world class roster including Connecticut native & U.S. Women's National Team legend Kristine Lilly, as well as USWNT defender Heather Mitts, English international Kelly Smith among many others. The Reds - who are the WPSL Amateur Affiliate of the Breakers - are comprised of local college and club stand-out players.

"The opportunity for our players to play against quality professionals and the requirements they may need to be and stay in that environment themselves is invaluable," said CT Reds Head Coach Chris Bart-Williams. "It will be a wonderful experience that our girls will never forget."

The CT Reds will be coached by Bart-Williams this season, who is a former professional soccer player of 16 years. Bart-Williams played for some of the world's most elite soccer clubs during his career, spending seven seasons with the Nottingham Forest Soccer Club where he scored 35 goals in 238 appearances.

During the 1997-98 season, his club won the Division I Championship. The 1995-96 season saw Bart-Williams and his club reach the quarterfinals of both the FA Premier League and the UEFA Cup, two of the top soccer competitions in the world of professional soccer. Named the captain of Nottingham in 1999, he went on to win the Top Scorer honor in 2001 and was named the Player of the Year for his division that season.

After leaving Nottingham in 2002, Bart-Williams went on to play for Charlton Athletic F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., APOEL F.C. in Cyprus and MARSAXLOKK F.C. in Malta. A former member of the England National Team (4 caps), he won the Toulon Championship in France in 1998.

Admission to the May 25th match is $5 for adults or children. Children (17 & under) wearing a SoccerPlus CT or Breakers jersey will receive FREE admission. Tickets will be available at the gate starting at 5:30 p.m. Veteran's Memorial Stadium is located at 200 Mill Street, New Britain, CT 06051.

SoccerPlus CT will open their Summer 2009 season in the WPSL East this Friday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m., hosting their heated rivals in the New England Mutiny at Veteran's Memorial Stadium. Last season, the Mutiny fell twice to the Reds in the regular season, yet, won the East Conference Final by a 1-0 score on a goal from University of Connecticut forward Erin Clark - who scored a hat-trick in New England's season opening 4-0 win vs. Maine last Saturday night.

About the Boston Breakers: The Boston Breakers are one of seven WPS teams playing in the Inaugural Season of the WPS. The former Head Coach of the SoccerPlus CT Reds who was 2008 WPSL East Coach of the Year, Tony DiCicco is the current Head Coach of the Breakers. The team plays its home matches at Harvard Stadium in Boston, MA. For more information, visit

About the SoccerPlus CT Reds: The SoccerPlus CT Reds is an amateur women's team playing in the WPSL and are an amateur affiliate of the Boston Breakers (WPS). The Reds are part of FSASoccerPlus Football Club, a premier soccer club based in Farmington CT with both boys and girls teams from U-9 and up.

For more information on the SoccerPlus CT Reds including their Summer 2009 schedule, please visit For more information on SoccerPlus, please visit