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Newark Ironbound Express Soccer Team Announces Home Game Schedule at NJIT

The Newark Ironbound Express soccer team, one of 63 teams that comprise the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League, will play their home games on NJIT’s Lubetkin Field beginning in May 2008. Ironbound Express President Joseph Branco ‘74, an NJIT soccer alumnus, made the announcement at a press conference at NJIT on Feb. 8. The team provides the best U.S. and Canadian players ages 19-23 with the opportunity to perform in a professional setting during the summer months while maintaining their college eligibility. “We are hoping to attract the best players in New Jersey to play with us over the summer and give them the opportunity to go to Europe and South America,” said Branco. “If you think about soccer in the U.S., it really starts at the college level.”