Icon FC Pro Soccer Moves To Clifton
Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi Welcomes Icon To Clifton
CLIFTON, NJ, May 13, 2015 – Clifton’s Mayor James Anzaldi welcomed American Soccer League expansion team Icon FC to its new headquarters in Clifton at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 13th. The team’s 18 players hailing from NJ and other states, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, France, Mexico, Poland, Peru, China, and Colombia, plus coaches, corporate sponsors and staff joined in the ceremony that opened the doors of their new headquarters in the former North Jersey Chamber of Commerce office at 1033 Route 46, Ste. A103 in Clifton.
Formerly headquartered in Montville, NJ, Icon will now have access to the Athenia Steel Park. “We’re grateful to the city of Clifton and the Department of Recreation for access to our new headquarters and practice facilities,” stated Greg Bajek, Icon team owner, former coach and retired professional soccer player in Poland and the USA. “Part of our mission as a team is to help youths develop a love for soccer and improve their athletic skills. We are looking forward to representing Clifton in the professional soccer world and providing free soccer clinics to Clifton youths as our way of giving back to the community and helping to foster a lifelong activity they can enjoy.”
Icon FC with the sponsorship support of OASIS Orthopedic & Spine Integrated Services, left for a 10-day goodwill competition tour of China on Sunday, May 17. Icon, already in first place in the American Soccer League this season, challenged Chinese pro soccer teams at the following matches:
- Tuesday, May 19 vs Hong Kong Citizen Football Club (Hong Kong’s 1st division)
- Thursday, May 21 vs Guanzhou R&F (China Premier League)
- Monday, May 25 vs Hong Kong Eastern Football Club (Hong Kong’s Super Division}
“Icon FC is a stepping stone to the highest level of professional soccer competition,” noted Bajek. “We provide the training and experience that readies them for the next levels of competition. Thanks to the assistance of Icon’s Vice President Mei JIn Lu and the Chinese Embassy we have been able to arrange matches against some of China’s top teams. In addition to the tremendous cultural experience and opportunity to build relationships with the Chinese soccer community, these matches offer our players excellent international competition and exposure that can lead to them being signed by a major league soccer team anywhere in the world.”
Icon announced the remainder of its late spring schedule.
- Sat., May 26, 7:30 p.m. vs AC Crusaders at Rutgers University Newark
- Sat., May 30, 7:30 p.m. vs Evergreen Diplomats at Montville HS Stadium in Montville, NJ
- Sat., June 6 (time TBA) vs Western Mass SC at Clifton Stadium in Clifton NJ
- Sat., June 17 (time TBA) vs Mass United FC at Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne NJ
- Sat., June 20 (time TBA) vs Philadelphia Fury at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ
The full Icon FC ASL schedule will be available soon at www.iconsoccer.net.
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About Icon Football Club
Icon Football Club, an American soccer team based in Montville, New Jersey, is the newest member of the professional American Soccer League for the 2014-15 season. Icon FC won the Garden State Soccer League Elite Division title in 2013 (USASA). The team was crowned USASA 2013 Region 1 champions, advanced to the 2013 USASA Region I National Cup, then advanced to the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup where their performance achieved national acclaim and earned team owner Greg Bajek the 2013 USASA National Coach of the Year Award. Visit: www.iconsoccer.net/. Follow us on Twitter: @iconsoccer
About OASIS Orthopedic & Spine Integrated Services
OASIS Orthopedic & Spine Integrated Services is a comprehensive team of orthopedic, sports medicine, neurology and pain management physicians, and board certified surgeons who work together with a fully integrated, patient-centered approach to deliver the best care. The OASIS team is committed to developing and using the most effective advanced technologies and techniques, including minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures, to help adults and children return to a higher quality of life. Contact us at http://oasismedicalgroupnj.com/, 844.366.8800 or email info@OasisMed.com.
Icon FC: Greg Bajek, 732 904 3191, firstname.lastname@example.org