“Ararat” is leaving for USA

On February 14 “Ararat” is leaving for USA. In Ventura (California) the second training camp of our team will be held until February 24. 18 players will participate in the camp.

Due to documentary problems goalkeeper Arman Meliksetyan, defender Aram Shakhnazaryan and midfielder Giorgi Khubua will not participate in the camp.

In USA midfielder Bryan de la Fuente and 23-year-old Croatian winger Marin Glavaš, who previously played in Croatian side “Osijek” and Slovakian side FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce as well as represented Croatia U-20 team, will join our team. Some other potential newcomers will be on trial.

In USA 3 friendly games are planned. On February 18 “Ararat” will face PDL side Fresno Fuego FC.

On February 20 “Ararat” will face “New York Cosmos”. Until recently legendary players Raul Gonzalez and Spain National Team ex-player Marcos Senna where playing in US side in NASL. There are also Armenian representatives in “New York Cosmos”. USA National Team ex-player Alecko Eskandarian is the assistant coach, whereas Hagop Chirishian is playing as midfielder. Years ago legendary players Pele and Franz Beckenbauer were representing this team.

The fixture will take place at Citrus College Stadium in Glendora and will start at 19:00 (local time). The third match is planned on February 23. The opponent is not fixed yet.

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Team Standings

Team Pl P
Alashkert 23 45
Shirak 23 43
Gandzasar 22 42
Pyunik 22 36
Banants 23 19
Ararat 23 6

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