-By Ben Peacock 1/8/19   If the 2018 Little Rock Rangers season is any portent of things to come for this National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team, then soccer fans in central Arkansas have a great deal to be excited about. The 2018 roster shakily came together as an international-rich team, boasting players from Japan, Brazil, and other Central and South American countries, gathered from their colleges across the country to launch the Rangers’ third season in a series of friendly matches against Rafters FC and OKC 1889. The Rangers managed to just pull out one win of four from…
The Little Rock Rangers had been in this situation before: The final game of the regular season, at home, versus Tulsa Atletico with the winner hosting the first round of the Heartland Conference Playoffs. Last year, the Rangers fell to the squad from Tulsa but 2018 is Little Rock's year. The Rangers downed Tulsa Atletic 2-0 and will host their first home playoff game in team history on Wednesday night. For the past two years, these two sides have been neck and neck in the standings. Going into Saturday's match, each side had 18 points and were tied for second…
The Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club saw plenty of exciting action over the past few days with the women facing off against Fortuna Tulsa and FC Wichita and the men having their own matchup against FC Wichita. When the dust settled, the women's side ended the week with two draws while the men's side earned the victory in the pivotal matchup. The action started on Thursday as the Little Rock Rangers women took on the team from Fortuna Tulsa at War Memorial Stadium. Both sides had scoring opportunities, including a Rangers' penalty kick in the 41st minute, but in the…
The Little Rock Rangers organization had a successful past few days with the men's team picking up two conference victories and the women's team earning a victory of their own. In a home doubleheader on Thursday, the Ranger's women's side beat the Demize 6-0 and the men earned a 1-0 victory to complete the sweep. The men's side then capped the weekend off with a 1-0 victory at Ozark F.C. on Saturday. In the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, the Little Rock Rangers' women's side scored early and scored often. The team reached the back of the net in the…
The Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club capitalized on a rare opportunity on Friday, a doubleheader sweep, after both the men and women squads beat the contingency from the Demize organization in Branson, Missouri. The women earned their first victory of the season in a 2-1 friendly victory against the Lady Demize. Meanwhile, Alex Guadron's four goals led the men to an important 4-3 win in a Heartland Conference matchup with the Demize's NPSL side. After a shorthanded team took a tough 10-1 road loss (Jessica Souza goal) against the F.C. Dallas Women on Wednesday, the women from the Little Rock…
The Little Rock Rangers returned to action on Saturday and picked up their first victory of the season against Heartland Conference newcomer, Saint Louis Club Atletico. The 3-1 road victory gave the Rangers their first points in conference play of the 2018 season. The Rangers were able to get on the board first when Alex Guadron put one in the back of the net to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead in the 35th minute. The visiting team had a chance to extend their lead further when early in the second half they earned a corner kick. The kick resulted…
The Little Rock Rangers were back in action on Saturday with a Heartland Conference match against FC Wichita. After adjusting to some new faces, the Rangers battled Wichita until the closing minutes before the home team downed the Rangers with an extra time goal to secure a 2-1 victory. With the roster still stabilizing for the Rangers, the squad had to adjust to some faces in different spaces. Little Rock added some new names to the lineup after international clearness were approved. The team was, however, without two key pieces, Katsu, and Captain, Nick Doyle. The lineup shuffle led to…
We are pleased to announce Paul Stalteri announced as our guest coach for the 2018 Summer EPA!!!   Here is a little on Stalteri’s playing history…   Professional 1998-2005 – Werder Bremen 2005-2008 – Tottenham Hotspur 2008 – Fulham 2009-2011 – Borussia Monchengladbach   National 1997-2010 – Canada (84 National Appearances, Team Captain 2007-2010)   In 2017 Stalteri was inducted into the Candian Hall of Fame. He is currently a staff coach of the Canadian National Team. LR Rangers Technical Director, Ante Jazic adds… “It’s not every day that players get to share a field with a German Budesliga champion…
Little Rock, AR – When the Little Rock Rangers launched in 2015, part of the club's mission statement included improving soccer in the greater central Arkansas area. The club is making a large step towards meeting that goal with the launch of the Little Rock Rangers Elite Performance Academy (EPA). The Rangers EPA will start later this fall with a focus on a more year-round training experience for players who are committed to accelerating their development. The Rangers EPA will be led by former professional and international soccer player and coach, Ante Jazic. Jazic, who was recently named the Director…
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