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LUSA: East Providence & Fall River Meet in Week 1

LUSA Cup and Super Cup winners East Providence Sports are set to face LUSA league champion Fall River Sports in the opening weekend of the 2013 schedule. (Photo: Joao Vieira/Joao Vieira Photography)

LUSA Cup and Super Cup winners East Providence Sports are set to face LUSA league champion Fall River Sports in the opening weekend of the 2013 season. (Photo: Joao Vieira/Joao Vieira Photography)

LUSA Cup and Super Cup winners East Providence Sports and LUSA league champion Fall River Sports will help kick off the 2013 season at Riverside Recreation Park this spring.

The opening week clash is a rematch of the 2012 Super Cup contest that saw East Providence claim a 2-0 overtime victory against Fall River on Oct. 21. A date and time for Week 1 meeting has not yet been announced, but will likely be scheduled for either the weekend of Apr. 20 or 27.

Fall River claimed the 2012 league championship with a 15-2-2 (47 points) record, giving the city its first LUSA title since 2001. East Providence finished the regular season with a 10-5-4 (34 points) mark, good for third place.

In addition to the East Providence-Fall River contest, the league announced the remaining Week 1 matchups on Wednesday. Taunton Eagles and Lindo’s ST will meet at Shores Street Field in Taunton, Mass., while Lincoln Club and Casa Do Benfica NB are set to square off at Guiterras Field in Brisol, R.I. Cranston PC and Benfica Washington Park round out the Week 1 slate at Volunteers Field in Cranston, R.I.

The league also announced the draw for the LUSA Cup, which is slated to kick off in September. The matchups include Casa Do Benfica-Lincoln Club, Fall River Sports-Lindo’s ST, Benfica Washington Park-Taunton Eagles and East Providence Sports-Cranston PC.

2 Comments

  1. Steve Bayley

    March 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I cant wait to check out some more LUSA action this year. When are the actual schedules gonna be posted?

    In the meantime check out the 2012 wrap / 2013 DITP Preview video. I got that Taunton derby highlight in there… Explicit Language tho…

  2. rick sewall

    March 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Awesome video.

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