Rio Rapids Soccer Club based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Cobras Soccer Academy centered in El Paso, Texas, announced this Tuesday, May 27, 2014, that they will merge. El Paso Cobras teams will hence be known as the Rio Rapids Soccer Club Cobras. In a collaborative spirit, both Rio Rapids Director of Coaching Chris Cartlidge and Cobras Soccer Academy Director of Coaching Cesar Sosa will maintain their current positions within the leadership of the respective clubs: Coach Cartlidge directing the club from New Mexico, while Coach Sosa leads the way in Texas.
Director Chris Cartlidge says, “Rio Rapids Soccer Club and Cobras Soccer Academy are committed whole-heartedly to enhancing the opportunities for youth soccer players both here in New Mexico and in West Texas. Through this relationship we will offer our players more opportunities to compete with and against one another under the guidance of the Rio Rapids SC & Rio Rapids SC Cobras Coaching Staff under a uniform set of goals & a clear developmental philosophy.”
“We at Cobras Soccer Academy are very honored and enthusiastic as we join forces with Rio Rapids Soccer Club. I believe this alliance will further develop youth soccer within our organizations as well as our communities. I look forward to working with Coach Cartlidge and his staff as I am convinced we share not only the same philosophy and vision but the passion for the sport we love.” Said Cobras Soccer Academy Director of Coaching Cesar Sosa in an announcement released by both clubs.
“Cobras Soccer Academy se honra en unir fuerzas con Rio Rapids Soccer Club y con gran entusiasmo anunciamos que esta alianza promovera el desarrollo del futbol juvenil dentro de nuestras organizaciones al igual que en nuestras comunidades. Me enorgullece trabajar con Coach Cartlidge y su staff ya que estoy convencido que compartimos no solo la misma filosofia y vision sino tambien la pasion por el deporte que amamos.” Comento el Director Deportivo de Cobras Soccer Academy Cesar Sosa en un comunicado publicado por ambas organizaciones.
Rio Rapids SC is extremely excited to combine these two dynamic soccer clubs. Both organizations are committed to enhancing player development through this collaborative effort.
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