Match Preview: New Jersey Copa FC (H)

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By Evan McMurtrie

Match Day Information

FC Monmouth vs New Jersey Copa FC
Competition: National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
Kickoff Date/Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 – 7 p.m. ET (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Venue: Count Basie Park, Red Bank, NJ
Live Updates: @WeAreMonmouth
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FC Monmouth will face off against their closest geographical rivals New Jersey Copa FC this Wednesday night at Count Basie Park where they will be looking for their third home win in a row. Monmouth will be hoping to continue their hot streak after beating Hershey FC in their last match by a score of 2-1 on June 2nd.

NJ Copa FC currently sit third in the Keystone Conference with a record of 3-1-0 after coming off of a win on Saturday. With a 5-3 victory, Copa handed the high-flying West Chester United SC their first loss of the season.

Copa began their season with two away victories against the Electric City Shock and Atlantic City FC, respectively, before suffering a 4-0 defeat to FC Motown at home.

Zachary Pereira of Monmouth University in action against Hershey FC

Zachary Pereira of Monmouth University in action against Hershey FC

Match-Going Fan Information

The gates at Count Basie Park in Red Bank, New Jersey will open up for fans at 6 p.m., with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. You can find directions to our home venue here.

Tickets can be purchased on gameday at the gate or online at any time here. Prices for Youths (4-12) are $5 and Adults (12+) are $8. For more information on becoming a Founding Member or Season Ticket Holder, visit this link.

FC Monmouth’s third home match of the season will be provided with live music by Peanut Butter Bridges, a “Monmouth County cover band playing classic rock tunes we all love to sing along to. PBB is an eclectic mix of highly talented local musicians that enjoy performing and watching their audience have a great time.”

Wednesday’s match is Peninsula Night! Peninsula Soccer Club will join our players walking onto the field before kickoff as well as help out as ball kids throughout the match.

On Wednesday, as well as at all home games, there will be FREE activities for kids to enjoy including face painting, airbrush tattoos, balloon twisting, and cotton candy.

Come down to Count Basie Park on Wednesday and get your hands on FC Monmouth merchandise, grab something to eat and drink, and support your local soccer team.

About New Jersey Copa FC

New Jersey Copa FC is “a pro-am soccer club fielded by the soccer/football academy FC Copa Academy from Metuchen, New Jersey which was founded in 2006 and fields men's, women's, and youth teams in a number of different US amateur and semi-professional leagues, in addition to yearly academy teams, which compete in various state, regional, and national competitions sanctioned by USASA.”

In 2015, FC Copa Academy created NJ Copa FC which joined the NPSL’s Keystone Conference for the 2016 season, where they finished second in the table and made it as far as the Regional Semi-Final.

Last summer, Copa won the Keystone Conference and made it to the Conference Final as well as the First Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Go further in previewing Wednesday’s home match against New Jersey Copa FC by listening to Episode #7 of the FC Monmouth Podcast with our Assistant Coach and former MLS All Star Nick LaBrocca discussing his approach to working with the players!

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