Men’s and Women’s Home Openers

After a long winter of admiring professional leagues abroad, it is time for best part of the year in any American soccer fan’s calendar: opening day.  The Long Island Rough Riders Men’s and Women’s professional teams open their schedules in the month of May, beginning with the Men’s home opener on Saturday May 7th at 7:30pm vs. the Westchester Flames.  The Women’s squad open their first season in the newly created United Women’s Soccer league (UWS) the following Saturday, May 14th at 5pm against New Jersey Copa FC.

This season’s lineup of budding professionals features several double-headers, where fans can enjoy the talents of Long Island’s best across both genders.  As a part of our ongoing commitment to soccer development for all local players, double games will be played on the following dates at Cy Donnelly Stadium at St. Anthony’s High School:


Sat., May 14
Sun., June 5
Wed., June 29
Sun., July 9
Sat., July 16

Tickets are available now online. A variety of family-friendly packages are on offer.

Come join us this summer in a celebration of Long Island’s best soccer!