Coyotes look to extend streak, national ranking

The nationally-ranked Western Nevada FC Coyotes will put both its number one ranking and its 10-game United Premier Soccer League unbeaten streak on the line this Saturday as they host San Leandro United FC at the Moana Recreational Sports Complex in Reno. Kickoff is currently set for 4:45 pm. Neither club played last week as they both were granted byes into the quarterfinals of the Wild West Conference Cup. The Coyotes last played Real San Jose in California and came away a 2-1 winner on Nick Tunic’s game winner in stoppage time.

The Coyotes, based in Northern Nevada, currently play in the Wild West Conference of the United Premier Soccer League, a fourth division national league within the United States Soccer Federation. The UPSL currently has 168 teams playing across the country.

Coyotes head coach Ian Hill commented on how well organized San Leandro is this season. “San Leandro is a well-coached side that is well-organized and they have not conceded a lot of goals,” Hill said. “They will definitely be a challenge for us. We will need to be disciplined and focused on getting the victory. Our transition game will be paramount in the match. I have no doubt that we will bring out best.”

Hill also mentioned the importance of the fans coming out to support the team this weekend. “We’re really looking for fans to turn out and support us,” Hill said. “We invite everyone to come and see the number one UPSL team in the nation – the Western Nevada Coyotes.”

Anibal Echeverria, who has scored 4 goals and had 4 assists since joining the club, said the team is ready to get back onto the pitch. “We are rested and ready to go!” Echeverria said.

Tickets for Saturday’s match are $5 for adults with kids under 12 being admitted free. The first 100 tickets sold for the game will also be entered into a drawing for an autographed jersey. Tickets can be purchased by hovering over the “Shop” link and clicking on “Tickets and More” on the team’s website.

For more information on the Coyotes, please visit the team’s webpage at http://www.nvcoyotesfc.com.