Friday, August 28, 2009

Ceus Plays for USL-2 Championship Saturday

This Saturday, goalkeeper Steward Ceus, leads his Charlotte Eagles against the Richmond Kickers as two of the three most successful franchises in the United Soccer Leagues will collide in the USL Second Division Final for the second time in four years.

Both Charlotte and host Richmond will be playing in their eighth championship match in club history when the two long-time rivals square off in a repeat of the 2006 Final.

The USL Second Division Championship is set for 8 pm ET Saturday, August 29 at University of Richmond Stadium. The match will be broadcast on Fox Soccer Channel at 11 pm ET.

Ceus, who was selected by the Rapids in the third round (37th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, has been on loan with Charlotte since June. He started in 10 regular season games with a 1.00 goals against average (3rd in league) making 42 saves and registering 4 shutouts.

In the postseason, Ceus has helped the Eagles advance to USL-2 Championship match earning two wins with a 3-1 victory over Real Maryland and a 1-0 shutout win over top seeded Wilmington Hammerheads.

The 6-6, 205 lb. ‘keeper was named to the USL-2 Team of the Week for Week 12 and Week 16 and earned USL-2 Player of the Week accolades for Week 16 as well.

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