Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 9, 2014

King’s Warriors continues to add pieces with season just a week away

BLUEFIELD — The Southern West Virginia King's Warriors added three goalies last weekend for the 2014 season.

Among the signees is North Carolina State sophomore Jonathan Davis, along with John-Ramses Thomas, a senior from Wayland Baptist in Plainview, Texas, and Alex Guyer, a junior from Hastings College in Nebraska.

King’s Warriors head coach and technical director Scott Reitnour is excited about all three additions, according to a press release.

All three will work under King’s Warriors goalkeeping coach Andrew Dailey.

"We believe all three goalkeepers are capable of performing well at the PDL level, and we are excited for the competitive dynamic this will create in training for these three young men under the tutelage of Andrew Dailey,”  Reitnour said. “Jonathan, Alex and John have a lot to offer the Southern Western Virginia community both on and off of the field.

“We're looking forward to their involvement with the Kings Warriors in 2014."

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In a separate press release on Thursday, Southern West Virginia’s leading scorer from 2013, Billy Forbes, has signed with the North American Soccer League's San Antonio Scorpions.

 Forbes led the King's Warriors in scoring last season with 17 points on seven goals and three assists.  

The San Antonio Scorpions are members of the outdoor North American Soccer League which features 12 teams in the United States and Canada.

 "We are happy to see Billy sign with San Antonio," said Reitnour, in the press release. "In addition to having our players reach out to the local West Virginia community, we are also about developing players to succeed at the professional level.

“Billy will be a great ambassador for the King's Warriors at the professional level. We are happy to have had a part in his development."  

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The King's Warriors are members of the United Soccer League's top amateur league, the Premier Development League. The PDL is North America's top developmental amateur league. The PDL has proven to be an important-stepping stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world.

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The King’s Warriors will play a 16-game schedule this season, including eight home game at East River Soccer Complex, beginning on Friday, May 16, against the South Carolina United Bantams at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets are $8 for adults (17-up) and $5 for children (16-under).

There are also separate rates for senior citizens and group sales. Adult tickets purchased 24 hours in advance will be discounted to $5.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate, or through credit card by calling 304-466-9080. Inquiries can be emailed to wvkingswarriors@yahoo.com

For more information, visit www.kingswarriors.org.

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Home schedule: May 16, South Carolina United Bantams; May 24, Cincinnati Dutch Lions; June 2, USL PRO Charlotte Eagles; June 14, South Carolina United Bantams; June 28, Carolina Dynamo; July 3, River City Rovers; July 15, Carolina Dynamo; July 19, West Virginia Chaos.

 

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