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September 15, 2008

Rogers named LA coach

Abner Rogers has been selected to become head coach of the Los Angeles franchise in the new Women's Professional Soccer league set to debut in April, 2009 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California it was announced by Rudi Bianchi, Managing Partner of the new franchise which is also owned by AEG.
A nationally respected coach, the London-born Rogers has served as the President and Director of Coaching at the Laguna Hills Soccer Club Eclipse since 2001, which has been ranked as a top 20 girls club in the nation for four consecutive years. For his accomplishments at the youth level, Rogers has been awarded the California Youth Soccer Association, Coach of the Year honor, twice (1995 and 2005).
"We are thrilled to have Abner Rogers on board. Paired with the best female players, Rogers will help to create a unique, entertaining and winning style of soccer for Southern California soccer fans," said Rudi Bianchi, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles Franchise. "With his wealth of experience and professionalism, we know that he will also instill pride within the players and fans of our club."
In addition to Rogers serving as the head coach of the United States Adult Soccer Association's National Team (USASA). In this role, Rogers has coached international games against Mexico, Australia, and the USA, as well as several U20 national teams. Prior to his success with the Eclipse and the USASA team, Rogers was the Head Coach of the Region IV Women's Olympic Development Program (ODP) team which won Gold medals at the US Soccer Festival in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002.

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