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TROPICS ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL SEASON SCHEDULE

Lakeland, FL – The final schedule for the Tropics inaugural season in the Major Arena Soccer League has been officially released. The Tropics home opener is set for Friday, November 11th, 2016 against the San Diego Sockers. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:35pm. The Tropics will play a total of 20 games, 10 home and 10 away, spanning from November 11th, through February 26th.
A double header has been scheduled for one of the eight home weekends against future division rivals Syracuse Silver Knights. The Tropics will also have a weekend in mid-January where they play two games in three days, against what will likely become a division rival, the St. Louis Ambush.In addition to the Silver Knights and Ambush, the Tropics will play home games against the other two teams in the eastern division, Baltimore and Harrisburg, as well as the Midwest division Dallas Sidekicks and the Kansas City Comets.

On the road the team will have double headers for three of the five away trips, with one of the trips at the end of the season consisting of three games in three days. In addition to the eastern division teams, the Tropics will also play the Cedar Rapids Rampage, Kansas City Comets, and St. Louis Ambush on the road. The regular season will conclude on the road against the Syracuse Silver Knights on February 26th.

“I am excited to play some of these historic franchises in our inaugural season. This is a very competitive league that is going to be tough right from the start. I believe we have the players and coaching staff in place to make a playoff run and be a serious contender for the MASL championship. I look forward to hosting these teams here in Central Florida, and making the Lakeland Center one of the toughest places to play in the league. We can’t wait for November 11th, and hope the fans are just as excited to be a part of this historic event,” said Tropics CEO and Owner Andrew Haines.

You can view the Tropics full schedule here (Home games in bold):
Friday November 11th vs San Diego Sockers 7:35pm
Friday November 18th AT Baltimore Blast 7:35pm
Friday November 25th AT Harrisburg Heat 7:35pm
Saturday November 26th AT Syracuse Silver Knights 7:00pm
Saturday December 3rd vs Baltimore Blast 7:05pm
Friday December 9th AT St. Louis Ambush 8:35pm
Saturday December 10th AT Baltimore Blast 7:35pm
Saturday December 17th vs Kansas City Comets 7:05pm
Friday December 30th AT Kansas City Comets 7:05pm
Saturday December 31st AT Cedar Rapids Rampage 7:05pm
Friday January 6th vs Dallas Sidekicks 7:35pm
Friday January 13th vs St. Louis Ambush 7:35pm
Sunday January 15th vs St. Louis Ambush 5:35pm
Friday January 27th vs Kansas City Comets 7:05pm
Saturday February 4th vs Harrisburg Heat 7:05pm
Saturday February 11th vs Syracuse Silver Knights 7:05pm
Sunday February 12th vs Syracuse Silver Knights 5:35pm
Friday February 24th AT Harrisburg Heat 7:35pm
Saturday February 25th AT Harrisburg Heat 7:05pm
Sunday February 26th AT Syracuse Silver Knights 4:00pm

You can still purchase season tickets to catch all the action by calling the team’s front office at 863-333-5353. Group ticket deposits can also be placed now, with prices starting at just $13.50 a game for groups of 15 or more. Single game tickets will go on sale closer to the start of the season. To stay up to date with the teams information, be sure to like our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/FLTropics.

About Florida Tropics SC: Florida Tropics SC is a professional indoor soccer team that will begin play in November of 2016 at the Lakeland Center. The team will play at the highest level of professional indoor soccer in North America. To stay up to date on team information, player signings and special offers, “Like” the teams Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/FLTropics). For more information visit http://www.FLTropics.com. To purchase tickets, call 863-333-5353, or visit Store.FLTropics.com

TROPICS SIGN FLORIDA RAISED, BRAZILIAN STRIKER, CARLOS ARAUJO

Lakeland, FL – The Tropics have announced the signing of another Florida raised Brazilian player this afternoon. Carlos Araujo ‘Junior’ will be joining the Tropics inaugural season roster as a target forward with very high expectations. Junior has international experience playing in Europe, as well as in USL’s Premier Development League.

Carlos Araujo ‘Junior’ grew up in Recife, PE, Brazil, before moving to Florida where he attended Freedom High School. Junior was an all state soccer player at Freedom, where he scored over 30 goals in less than 17 games. While helping to lead Freedom High School, Junior also played for the Orange County Strikers and Ajax American soccer club alongside Tropics defender and recent signing JP Reyes.

In 2008, Junior played for the Central Florida Kraze where he led them to a first place finish in the southeast division and conference semifinals. After much success, Junior played one more season for the Kraze before heading across the Atlantic to further his career.

In 2009, Junior took his talents to Europe where he played in the French league with Beziers and Pau FC. After a few seasons in France, Junior decided to return to the US in 2011, where he joined with PDL side The Villages FC. Junior led The Villages FC to a southeast division championship, making the southern all conference team and scoring the second most goals throughout the entire league.

“We are excited to have Junior join the Tropics organization. He adds strength and experience to our offense, and we have high expectations for him once he fully adapts to the indoor game. We think he can continue to be a leader in goals scored, and can’t wait to see him take the field come November,” said Tropics CEO and Owner Andrew Haines.

You can purchase tickets to see Junior in action by calling 863-33-5353 or visiting Store.FLTropics.com.

About Florida Tropics SC: Florida Tropics SC is a professional indoor soccer team that will begin play in November of 2016 at the Lakeland Center. The team will play at the highest level of professional indoor soccer in North America. To stay up to date on team information, player signings and special offers, “Like” the teams Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/FLTropics). For more information visit http://www.FLTropics.com. To purchase tickets, call 863-333-5353, or visit Store.FLTropics.com