READING, PA (June 14, 2019) - Reading United is set and scheduled to continue duking out their historic rivalry with the Ocean City Nor’easters in an exciting match up to be held on Saturday evening with kickoff scheduled for 7pm at Gurski Stadium. The night will also feature black and gold jerseys to support Team17Strong and the Anthony Myers Movement. Anthony Myers will be in attendance for the night’s first kick. The game-worn jerseys will be available for purchase in a silent auction, held during the game, with proceeds going to benefit Team17Strong.
Kicks Against Cancer Night has been a staple in the Reading United community since the passing for former general manager and player, Archie Moylan, in 2000. Archie was one of the primary reasons for the early beginnings of Reading Rage, and has never been forgotten in the local soccer community for his contributions to the sport. Reading has raised thousands of dollars for fighting cancer in previous years, with proceeds going towards causes such as the Jolee Boarder Foundation, Love Camden Strong, Red Card Cancer, Penn State THON, and others.
Tensions run high in this long-time rivalry between these two teams, with Reading having the most recent string of victories, notching two-goal victories in all three meetings last season. This is the 49th matchup between the two squads, with Reading taking an all-time 21-20-7 lead, including a 14-2-3 stretch since the 2011 season. Ocean City has not won a regular season match in Reading in their last eleven matches dating back to 2006, going 0-9-2 over that stretch.
Reading United is set to take the field with a 6-0-1 record, part of a 25-game stretch without a loss in the regular season. Their most recent victory pushed them six points ahead of second place in the division, with a hard fought 1-0 victory on the road in Brooklyn against FA Euro. Joao Delgado’s 63rd minute strike allowed the visiting side to take all three points in a game that marked the halfway point of the season.
Ocean City is finishing up a brutal road stretch to begin their season, playing six of their first seven games on the road. It’s been a mixed bag of results for the visiting squad, with early highs including a 3-1 victory over Long Island on May 22nd, but more recent lows including a 2-1 loss to Cedar Stars and 2-2 tie against Red Bulls U23 (where they held a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes).
Tickets can be purchased for $5 online at readingunitedac.com/tickets until 5pm on game day and will jump to $10 at the gate. Season tickets are still available for $20 and will cover the final five remaining home games and can be purchased through the same link.