Pirates Set for Conference Semi's in Austin, Texas

Austin, TX---This is a big weekend for the areas Premier Development Soccer League franchise.

The second year Panama City Pirates are in Austin Texas getting set for their Southern Conference semifinal match Friday against the host Austin Aztex.

The Pirates, at 10-3-1 the runners up in the Southeast Division. The Aztex at 11-1-2, the champs of the Mid-South Division.

Pirates head coach Greg DeVito telling me by phone Thursday it took the team 17 hours to get Austin Wednesday.

He says a training session today helping to shake out the kinks.Greg says the teams mentally prepared, they have a good scouting report on Austin, and feels like theyre ready to go out there and give it a good shot.

Devito says he knows the crowd, which is expected to be pretty large, will be against them, but they'll try to feed off the energy nonetheless.

If the Pirates win Friday and then in the division final Saturday, they'll get a berth in the national semifinals.