About the Team: EMFC Azul will play in the Women Premier Soccer League for the first time in the 2012 season. EMFC is very proud to form this top level women's team. The team will recruit the top female soccer players in the area and compete in the Northwest region of the WPSL along with Oregon Rush, Portland Rain, Issaquah, and Spokane Shine. The team will start to practice in May and play their first home game on May 20, 2012 in Eugene. The season will have 10 games from May to mid July.
About the Coaching:
Head coach: Jürgen RuckaberleJürgen's coaching career started as a player coach for a semi-professional team in Germany about 20 years ago. While coaching German youth soccer teams, he attended several coaching education courses and acquired a number of German coaching licenses culminating with the German National "B" coaching license. He also acquired the USSF A license.
Here in Eugene, Jürgen has coached numerous teams from U11-U18 competing from local leagues up to statewide premier leagues from 2000- present. Jürgen has been named the Director of Coaching of EMFC in April of 2008.
Jen Davin (USSF C-license)
Joe Beeler (USSF A-license)
Dave Peterson (USSF B-license)
Type of Players: EMFC recruits from within the club's U17 and U18 players, as well as local colleges (University of Oregon, Northwest Christian University, Lane Community College) and players who graduated from college in recent years. In addition, players who grew up in Eugene and play college out of state will return to play for the Azul.