The Rockford Rampage closed the book on the 2012 portion of their schedule on a down note on Saturday night, when they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rio Grande Valley Flash at the Victory Sports Center.
The Rampage (5-4) took a 2-1 lead five minutes into the game, with goals by Elvir Kafedzic and Admir Ljeljak. However, that would be all the scoring that the Rampage could muster for the rest of the match, as Flash 'keeper Jose Bontti was masterful in the final fifty five minutes of the match, keeping the home team off the scoreboard. A goal by Robson de Souza at 9:19 of the fourth quarter proved to be game winner.
Ante "Chopper" Cop took the hard luck loss for the Rampage, making 13 saves on 16 Flash shots.
The Rampage are currently in fourth place in the PASL’s Central Division, two and a half games behind the division leading Dallas Sidekicks.
The Rampage will continue their seven game home stand on January 5th, when they will host the Dallas Sidekicks at the Victory Sports Complex (7003 North Alpine Rd in Loves Park). This will also make the first trip to Rockford for indoor soccer legend Tatu, who has played and coached in Dallas since 1984. The "Fantastic One" scored more than 600 goals in his 21 year indoor career, and was known throughout the sport for tossing his jersey into the stands after every goal he scored. Kickoff for that game will be at 8:05PM.
For more information on the Rampage, contact the team at (815) 633-7075 or visit the team's official website at www.rockfordrampage.com.