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Professional game coming to Centre's soccer camp

Professional game coming to Centre's soccer camp

The Player Development League's Derby City Rovers will play in Danville on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played on the South Campus Field (behind Farris Stadium) at Centre College in conjunction with the 25th Annual Centre College High School Soccer Camp.

The PDL is the highest level of professional soccer played in Kentucky. The PDL is part of the bigger United Soccer Leagues (USL) and is the third tier of professional soccer in the United States behind the USL Pro & Major League Soccer (MLS).

The Rovers, who are led by head coach Tyrone Marshall, will square off against the West Virginia Chaos. Centre College assistant coach and former captain and four-year starter, Robbe Tarver, has played a lot of minutes for the Rovers who sit at the bottom of the PDL Central Division. Tarver is joined by Phillip Shehan, a transfer who will play for the Colonels this fall. The Chaos will enter the game sitting 4th in the South Atlantic Division.

"I am excited to see this happen for Danville," commented Centre head coach Jeb Burch. "This is probably the first time a professional game is played in the area, and we want to invite the entire community to come join us for some top level soccer!" 

The game is being played as part of the 25th Annual Centre College Soccer Camp which is July 10–13. There are 14 high school teams in attendance at the camp, and the players will be able to watch a top game and have an autograph session afterwards. The coaches at the camp will be involved in a Tactical Analysis Session with the Rovers' coaches before and during the game as well.

"I want the community to know this is for everyone, not just those in attendance at our camps," Burch finished. "This is a rare opportunity that I hope the Danville area supports."

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