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Shreveport Rafters F.C.

Rafters Victorious over Tyler

By Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – Sometimes winning the games you’re expected to win can be just as hard a matchup as the ones you are expected to lose. Based on the Rafters’ recent form and the lack of success the Tyler FC Kings have had in their inaugural season, the Rafters had to make sure a potential upset did...
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Rafters Steal Points in FTW

By Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – While winning and losing are paramount at any level of professional sports, execution of the system put in place by the coaches is how you get to the place of expecting to win. As of late, the Rafters have made a habit of being confident in the system and building continuity. With the playoffs...
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Rafters Fall in a Tight Game with Midland, 1-2

By: Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – Undoubtedly the Rafters have improved from this season to last. Its noticeable from the coaching staff, the players, and even from the stands. But one place the improvement has yet to manifest, has been the conference table. Luck and misfortune play a huge part in our beautiful game and in key moments the Rafters...
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Rafters Dominate Tyler 3-0

By Jordan Spratt Shreveport,LA -Minus the inner monologues of the coaches and players of the Rafters, Saturday night’s game had the burdening label of pressure written all over it. Looking at the table, it looked as though the team hadn’t heard the starting whistle of the race, as the GP column massively outweighed the PTs column. Every game without getting...
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Rafters 1-2 to FTW Vaqueros

By: Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – NPSL seasons move quickly and wait for no one to get in their form- meaning getting to where you want to be early is paramount. In just 9 days the Rafters have spent roughly 40 hours on the road and played 3 highly competitive games- 2 of which were conference opponents. While the boys...
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Rafters come up short in Midland

By: Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – Fresh off taking hold of the Louisiana Cup, the Rafters would conclude their away tour against new NPSL team, Midland-Odessa FC in Midland, Texas. While MOFC is new a NPSL team, they are no stranger to having quality level soccer in their city(ies). They have been in existence for almost a decade in the...
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Rafters Victorious in the Louisiana Cup against Jesters

By: Jordan Spratt   Shreveport, LA – The Rafters have been waiting for a game that defines the team. We’ve seen glimpses of who they could be in their first 6 matches. After a great campaign in the inaugural season, the thing to improve upon was away results. Last year against the Jesters, the team’s failure to get the result...
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Rafters Fall to Houston Regals in First Conference Match

By: Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – With the recent cup games out of the way and others put on hold, the Rafters played their first conference game in Houston against the Houston Regals. Last year the Rafters bested the Regals in front of a home crowd, with a score to the tune of 2-1. This was a much-anticipated match as...
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Rafters Draw with Jesters

By: Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – I could be accused of recency bias, but I would say round 3 of Rafters and Jesters was the best one yet. Every element needed for the derby match-up was there. Plenty of yellow cards, a memorable match scuffle and above all else, focused beautiful football. The Rafters also donned their annual special uniform...
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The Battle of the Boot Preview; Rafters vs Jesters

By Jordan Spratt Shreveport, LA – By: Jordan Spratt Wednesday will mark the 3rd meeting between the only two Louisiana NPSL teams. While both are in different conferences, it’s proof that you don’t need conference alignment to build a rivalry. The chance to hold down your state as the best team, is all the motivation needed for tough tackles and...
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Rafters Win over Tyler

Shreveport, LA – It was the second dress rehearsal in front of the home fans as the Rafters took on NPSL new comers and new conference opponent, the Tyler FC Kings. From the jump, you could tell the Rafters are more interested in being aggressive to start and stay that way until the 90th minute. Attacking left to right coach Palmer...
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Rafters Move to Messmer Stadium

Shreveport, LA – The Shreveport Rafters and Lady Rafters are excited to announce the 2017 Season will be played at Loyola’s Messmer Stadium on Graf Orthodontics’ Field. “I think Rafters’ fans will enjoy the move to Messmer because the stadium provides fans close proximity to the field which creates an intimate atmosphere” says Montgomery Cole, The Rafters’ new owner.  Although the...
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Rafters FC – Goal Keeper Coach

The Shreveport Rafters Football Club are an NPSL team that will start its 2017 season in April. We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Goal keeper coach to work with both our men’s and women’s programs.. Working alongside the head coach you will be pivotal in the preparation of the players leading up to game days.   Goalkeeper Coach...
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Rafters need Host Families

Shreveport, LA – Rafters FC is looking for host families for the boys this 2017 season. The boys will arrive in late April or the first of May and will be here until the end of July. If you are interested in becoming a host family for a player or two. Please send an email to info@raftersfc.com or go to...
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Rafters Announce New Owner!

Shreveport, LA – The NPSL franchise, the Shreveport Rafters FC and the WPSL Lady Rafters teams have been acquired by a new ownership team. Founders Will & Jim Broyles have sold the team to Shreveport businessman Montgomery Cole. Cole has experience with business as he owns with his wife, Good Granoly, a local granola manufacturer and wholesale distributor based in...
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Rafters 2017 Schedule

Shreveport, LA – The Shreveport Rafters left 2016 behind with an incredible inaugural National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) season in the books.  This year, the Rafters squad will hit this Spring with a full season comprised of 18 total games.  The first half of the season includes 8 friendly fixtures, including the second annual Un1tus Cup with a new format that brings...
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Rafters 2017 Schedule Announced!

Shreveport, LA – The Shreveport Rafters left 2016 behind with an incredible inaugural National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) season in the books.  This year, the Rafters squad will hit this Spring with a full season comprised of 18 total games.  The first half of the season includes 8 friendly fixtures, including the second annual Un1tus Cup with a new format that brings...
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Video Production Manager for Rafters and Lady Rafters

Rafters FC and the Lady Rafters are the newest sports attraction in Shreveport, and we are looking to grow our team this year. We are excited to announce a new position is available as a creative Manager of Video Production. If you are interested, please see the job description and application details below. Video Production Manager  Job Summary: Rafters, LLC...
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Internships for Rafters and Lady Rafters 2017

The Rafters and Lady Rafters soccer clubs are excited to announce internship opportunities available for the 2017 season. We are looking for high-energy individuals with a desire to learn more about sports team management to join the Rafters organization. If you are interested, read the job description below for specifics and application instructions. Rafters FC and Lady Rafters Sports Manager...
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2017 Rafters FC Roster Announced

Rafters FC is pleased to announce their playing roster for the 2017 season. Players have until Friday 27th January to accept their invitation. If we do not hear from you by January 27th we will assume you have declined your invitation for the 2017 season and we will give your roster spot to another player. To accept your invitation, email...
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