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Glavin, Hanlon & Toniase To Work USL Men’s Showcase

Tony Glavin, St Louis Lions
Tony Glavin, St Louis Lions
TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the six coaches participating at the 2010 USL Men’s Showcase being held in Charleston, SC at Blackbaud Stadium February 4-6. Managing the professional prospects will be Premier Development League coaches Paul Baber, Dave Dixon, Tony Glavin, Chris Hanlon, Mark Spooner and Armen Toniase.

“We are thrilled to have these six coaches actively involved in presenting the talented players at the USL Men’s Showcase,” said PDL Director of Operations Lee Cohen. “As PDL coaches, they will have a good working knowledge of many of the players’ best abilities and will be able to provide insight into how to present themselves on the field as well as accentuate their best attributes during the event. As USL PDL coaches, they spend every day working on creating an environment that will help develop players and send them to the next level, and the USL Men’s Showcase is an extension of those efforts.”

Returning from last year’s USL Men’s Showcase as coaches are Tony Glavin of the St Louis Lions and the Springfield Demize duo of Chris Hanlon and Armen Toniase.

“This year’s mix of coaches will be great for the event,” added Cohen. “Having three coaches familiar with the event will help everyone in their preparations, while having three fresh faces will provide new philosophies and ideas.”

There are 90 players included in the USL Showcase invitees, 10 of whom have played in the Heartland Conference for either Des Moines, Kansas City or St Louis. ecort service

Springfield Demize At USL Showcase

PDL: Springfield Demize vs Indiana InvadersOmar Shoucair (pictured) along with Springfield Demize owners Chris Hanlon and Armen Tonianse, recently returned from Charleston where they participated in the USL Players Showcase.

Chris Hanlon and Armen Tonianse were invited, for their second straight year, to the USL Men’s Player Showcase. The first ever showcase was held at Ed Racien Sports Center in Tampa, Fl with 192 out 600 of the Countries top PDL and Collegiate players showcasing their talents. One-third of the players that attended the event signed professional contracts soon after with Coach Hanlon having five players and Coach Tonianse having three from their teams move on to play professionally.

This years event will take place in Charlston, SC on Dec. 16th – 18th. After last years event, the USL changed venues and decreased the number of players to maximize the talent pool. The Springfield Demize will be represented by Omar Shoucair (Honorable Mention, PDL Heartland Conference in 2007) with Yanik Joseph (MSU 2008) and Eddie Conde (a late season signee)on the waiting list.

I’ll keep you up-to-date on any announcements that may come out of Omar’s efforts this past week. I’ve also got some information on a Futsal Tournament the Demize are hosting in January that I’ll post in the next day or two. January 18th -20th, the weekend will also include an exhibition match with a pro team.

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