Pirates Game 5-25-13 (7)Coach Matt Raines left us a few weeks ago to play Semi-Pro soccer for the Panama City Beach Pirates.  Although we miss him, his performance in the season opener against Orlando City did not disappoint.  Matt started the game as a forward and the Pirates won the game 1-0, with Matt’s goal being the only score of the game.

Pirates Game 5-25-13The game winning goal garnered “Matty Ice” an interview for the news, a sports page feature in the local Sunday paper, and Matt was even asked to sign a few autographs after the game.  We couldn’t be prouder of one of Talon’s own!

To follow the Panama City Beach Pirates, check out their website here, or their facebook page.  A video of one of Matt’s barely-thwarted shots on goal can be seen here.