National Premiere Soccer League cross conference rivals, the Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club and the Memphis Football Club, will face off on April 28th at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis and April 30th at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock to determine who will take home the 2017 I-40 Cup.
The I-40 Cup is a derby played with European Champions League format using aggregate goal scoring. Whoever has scored the most aggregate goals over both matches will take home the cup. If the aggregate score is tied after the two legs, the away goals rule will come into effect, meaning the team who scored more away goals wins. If away goals are equal, then the tie will be decided by extra time, then penalty shootout if necessary.
Last year's I-40 cup saw the Little Rock Rangers taking an initial lead, after winning the first match 2-1, and holding onto victory with a come from behind, 3-3 draw, in the second match. The second rendition of the cup looks to have the same exciting action.
Check both littlerockrangers.com and memphiscityfc.com for ticket information for each team's respective home match.
About the Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club
In 2015 the Little Rock Rangers were accepted to compete in the South Region of the National Premier Soccer League and held their inaugural season in 2016 with games at historic War Memorial Stadium, in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas. The Rangers were accepted in the Women’s Premier Soccer League in the summer of 2016 and the women’s side will begin play in 2017.
The Little Rock Rangers strive to improve soccer in the greater central Arkansas area by bringing in top quality players and coaches in order for the local youth to have an examples of how the sport should be played. One of the goals of the club is to be able to provide local soccer club scholarships to underprivileged but motivated children in the area, through extra revenue from ticket sales and donations received.
The Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation.