We are excited to announce the signing of four starting players returning from last years Northeast Conference Championship team. Central midfielder Ryan Hess (3 goals), defensive midfielder Dan Odenweider, outside back Jordie Ciuffetelli, and center back AJ Barnold. All four of these players have made a commitment to return to FC Sonic Lehigh Valley for the 2011 NPSL Soccer season.
Other key returning players are brothers Joe and Charlie Sales. Joe, a forward came back from a serious knee injury last year to post two goals. The second goal came in the final minutes against the NY Red Bull that propelled FC Sonic into the NPSL Semi-finals in Alabama. Charlie, a back up keeper to former pro Sam Bishop, posted 14 saves and earned two shutouts, including a key 1-0 victory against the Erie Admirals.
FC Sonic also signed forwards Ryan Wetherhold (2 goals), and Eric Miller (1 goal); along with defensive midfielder Schuyler Rimmele. Coach Weitzman stated "All nine of these players know what kind of commitment must be made to be successful. I have a lot of trust in them."