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SoccerPlex Fields Receive High Praise From National Coaches


By Quinn Casteel, Staff Writer with PotomacSoccerWire.com

As the fall season of youth soccer begins this weekend, Germantown kids playing in the SAM Soccer league and various other leagues that play games at the Maryland SoccerPlex will be playing on some of the best fields in the nation. Those fields recently hosted the youth soccer national championship last month, and received high praise from coaches from all over the nation.

Maintaining a national championship-caliber sports playing surface on just one field is enough work to require a full-time grounds crew. But try to do the same with 19 fields, and you will need a crew of passionate and tireless professionals who genuinely love what they do.

That is exactly what the Maryland SoccerPlex had on display at the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, a five-day, 96-team tournament played solely on the facility’s last month from July 22-27.

“I thought the Maryland SoccerPlex grounds crew did a tremendous job maintaining the quality of the fields throughout the week,” said Dominick Bucci, head coach of Under-18 girls semifinalists Match Fit Academy FC. “At this level all you can ask of a venue is that the quality of field be up to the standard of the event, and the fields our team played on were in tremendous shape each day.”

“The Maryland SoccerPlex is one of the premier soccer complexes in the country,” added Seth Trembly, head coach of the U13 girls national champion San Diego Surf. “The quality of the surface was a dream for the players to play on. The way the fields were set up and the surrounding landscaping between each field created an intimate stadium like atmosphere on each and every field.”