Match Preview: Philadelphia Lone Star FC (H)
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
FC Monmouth vs Philadelphia Lone Star FC
Competition: National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
Kickoff Date/Time: Saturday, June 1st, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Count Basie Park, Red Bank, NJ (Directions)
Live Updates: @WeAreMonmouth
Live Stream: bit.ly/2MjOpgK
After snatching all three points from Atlantic City FC on Wednesday night, FC Monmouth will be returning home to Count Basie Park on Saturday to take on Philadelphia Lone Star FC with full intent on keeping the positive momentum rolling.
FC Monmouth went undefeated at Count Basie Park in their inaugural 2018 season, and they improved their record at home to 5-0-1 with their season-opening win over New Jersey Copa FC on May 18th.
In the one and only meeting between FC Monmouth and Lone Star, the Blue and Gold were defeated, 3-1, at the South Philadelphia Super Site in June 2018. After scoring the opening goal via a penalty, Philadelphia Lone Star scored the next three. With less than ten minutes left in the match, FC Monmouth was controversially disallowed a goal that appeared to go over the line, which would have brought them within one.
With FC Monmouth back in good form, it will be exciting to see how they stack up against Lone Star with home field advantage on their side this Saturday night.
About Philadelphia Lone Star FC
Via their official website, “Junior Lone Star FC was founded in 2001 by West African immigrants, mainly Liberians, in Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the club was founded, most of the team’s players were from Liberia; therefore, the founders decided to name the club Junior Lone Star FC after the Liberia national football team. In 2001, the club had a single team with 11 players, but the club has grown over the years with the addition of three teams with over 70 players.”
The club’s First Team played its first season in the NPSL in 2012. Junior Lone Star FC have both a U-23 and U-19/20 team that play in other amateur divisions.
This past offseason, Junior Lone Star FC rebranded to Philadelphia Lone Star FC, changing the design of their badge in the process.